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Samuel Townsley

March 5, 1926 — August 20, 2016

Samuel Townsley, 90 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 20th, 2016 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bedford, Indiana.

He was born on March 5th, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Henry Townsley and Sara “Jackson” Townsley.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, (1) brother – Booker Townsley and (1) sister – Ethel Turner.

Sam graduated on May 31st, 1955 from Kentucky State College in Frankfort, Kentucky with a B.A. in History.

He served his country in the United States Navy.

Sam retired from the French Lick Springs Hotel in 2005 as Bell Captain, where he had greeted and assisted thousands of guests over the more than 50 years of service with the hotel.  Sam revisited the hotel in 2014 to see what he had considered home for many years and was greeted by many of his friends and fellow employees.

His love and devotion for the hotel and guests was evident and will not be forgotten by many.


Sam is survived by nieces and the many fellow employees and friends of the French Lick Resort.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the West Baden Springs Hotel below the Jesuit Cemetery.

There will be a private disposition at a later time.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
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