Richard Max “Dick” Towns

    Richard Max “Dick” Towns passed away peacefully at his home in rural Pavillion on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 89.

    He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Wendell M. and Esther G. Towns on September 23, 1928. He attended Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois. On October 29, 1949 he married Janice Bastian. Shortly after, they built their first home together in Lima, Ohio.

    In 1972 he moved to Wyoming with his young family where he worked as a journeyman lineman out of local 322 in the electrical construction industry. He built power lines and substations in the states of Wyoming and Idaho. Later in his career, he worked as an inspector on power line construction. He was also a licensed electrician.

    Dick enjoyed metal fabrication and welding projects. He was an avid motorcyclist in his younger days and got his sons involved in the hobby at an early age. Dick was also an avid tractor enthusiast. He was the proud owner of a 1941 Allis Chalmers Model B tractor that he bought when he was 15 years old. Dick was known for his firm handshake.

    He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Janice, sons Kevin (Jody) of Oxford, KS, Kurt of Casper, WY, Kent (Cami) of Kalispell, MT and Kyle (Paula) of Riverton, WY, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Darlene, and his brother, Robert.

    Per his request, cremation has taken place, and no services will be held.

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