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December 12, 2019

J.O. “Toro” Townley

J. O. “Toro” Townley, Jr. 60, of Candler passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Advent Health of Ocala in Ocala. Toro was a native of Madison, West Virginia and moved to this area in 1962.  He was the President and CEO of Townley Manufacturing and Townley Foundry where he had the pleasure of serving alongside over 300 dedicated employees.

  Survivors include his wife Pamela; sons John, Josh, J.O. “Beau”, Eric  Knight; daughters Tori (Steven) Dudley, Adriane “Amy” (Wes Spradley) Knight; grandchildren Courtney  Randle, Hayli  Townley, James  Boatwright, Brody  Spradley, Everleigh  Spradley, Westyn  Spradley, Eric “Cash”  Knight; sisters Sarah (Ed) Dean, Sandra (Ed)  Ingram, Leona Owen; brother Parnell (Beverly) Townley and his aunt Frances Justice. He was preceded in death by his parents J.O. “Jake” and Helen Townley, and his brother Tim Townley.

A service was held at 10am on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Meadowbrook Church, 4741 SW 20th Street, Ocala, FL, 34474.  A visitation was held from 5-7pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shores Assembly of God, 206 Midway Road, Ocala, FL. Online condolences may be sent at


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