Dwight Townley, 60, of Oxford, died Oct. 17, 2018.
Whether at his job or working on the farm, Dwight took pride in being a hard worker. In 2012, the Dawson County Fire Department honored his exceptional work ethic with the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a man who valued family and loved being outdoors, he cultivated a strong bond with sons, Jason and Travis, while camping, trout fishing, watching them play sports and volunteering as a Cub Scout leader for their Troop.
Funny and personable, Dwight was the center of attention at social gatherings – always cracking jokes and making others laugh. He was also known for his love of gospel music and singing in church.
His parents, L.B. Ford and Orlene (Cantrell) Townley, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Townley of Oxford; sons, Jason Ford Townley of Perry, Travis Austin Townley of Oxford; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Alex Pledger of Jefferson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Jackie Townley of Cleveland, Roger and Becky Townley of Cumming, Cecil and Dottie Townley of Ellijay, Ronald and Wynell Townley, Don and Lynda Townley, all of Dawsonville; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; various other relatives also survive.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Heiber and Dr. Kerry Duncan officiating. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington. The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the funeral home.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home of Covington was in charge of the arrangements.