A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 3, for Pirates of the Mississippi’s Dean Townson. Townson died at age 50 on March 25.
Kenneth Dean Townson was the bass player and harmony singer for the Pirates from 1990 to 1995. He sang on all of the group’s hits, including 1991’s “Feed Jake.” He was also the co-writer of the band’s songs “Just for You” (1992) and “Rodeo Queen” (1994). He was formerly a member of the gospel group Bridge.
Dean Townson is survived by his wife Lorraine, son Parker and daughter April, as well as by his parents, brother and sister.
The service will be held at 3 p.m. at Faith Is the Victory Church, 3344 Walton Lane, which is behind Maplewood High School in Madison.
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