Charles Edward Townsend passed away Tuesday, November 3rd from complications due to brain cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. Charles was born January 1, 1943 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Lawrence and Elaine Townsend. After graduating from Grantsville High School, he served four years in the United States Air Force. After military service he married his sweetheart Kaye Fletcher Townsend in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married 48 years and raised seven wonderful children which through the years brought 20 wonderful grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was a wonderful loving and dedicated husband and father. Chuck worked for the Tooele Army Depot and retired after 38 years. During that time he also served for two years in the Air Force Reserve. Following his retirement, he worked for Tooele County School District for 12 years as a school bus driver, a job he really enjoyed. The most important thing to Chuck was his love for the gospel and his family where much devotion was given. He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and traveling; always wanting to see what’s around the next curve in the road or over the next hill. He also had a great love for motorcycles and four wheeling and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. He is survived by his wife Kaye, children Cindy (Glenn) Peers, Tammie (Ted) Crawford, (Ryan and Kristi Eccles), Terry (Kristi) Townsend, Troy Townsend, Talesha (Austin) Romans, Tara (Tomas) Reyes. Twenty grandchildren and four great grand children. Brothers: Ralph (Jody) Hager; Travis (Jean) Hager. Sisters: Elaine Bernier, Kaye (Mike) Gajda, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Lawrence Townsend, daughter Tonia Eccles, brother Kevin Hager, mother Elaine Hager and step-father Orson “Hap” Hager. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6th at the Grantsville West Stake Center on 115 East Cherry St from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the same location with a viewing an hour before.