Bryan Eugene Townley

June 13, 1963 ‒ August 20, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio

Bryan Eugene Townley, age 55, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at his residence. A Vice President of IT Architecture for JP Morgan Chase Mortgage.  Born in Columbus and grew up in Springfield, Ohio.  Graduate of Kenton Ridge High School and Clark State University.  Bryan was a hard worker and took pride in completing his work.  He was very practical and supportive but often showed an ornery side.  He loved watching his kids sporting activities and watching movies as a family.  Bryan was an excellent provider for his family, but his greatest joy was spending time with them.  Preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents.  Survived by loving and caring wife of 23 years, Dawn C. Townley; adoring children, Amanda C. and Justin B; parents, Buddy and Linda Townley of Springfield, OH; sister, Deb (Scott) Strain of Yellow Springs; in-laws, Ransford (Marilyn) Clark of Sunbury, Myrna (Paul) Shuler of Lexington, OH; many loving nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service 1:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at DeVore~Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where friends may call from 11:00 AM until time of service.  Interment to follow at Trenton Cemetery.  Pastor Michael Mack officiating.  In lieu of flowers contributions be made to the ALS Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220 in Bryan’s memory.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Bryan’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Prayers to you and your family. May you find the strength that is needed to carry you through this difficult time.

  • May God be with you and family in this time of need. You are all in our prayers! We are here for you if you need anything.

  • To the Townley family,

    Please know how deeply sorry we are for your tragic loss of your dear Bryan. There are no words to express how deeply your hurt must be, so we’ll simply offer our love, thoughts, and availability to you and your family. Dawn, Amanda, Justin, Bud, Linda, Deb and the rest of the family, we are praying for your peace and strength as you mourn him and his passing that came way too soon.

    Peg Van Vleet & Susie McLaughlin

  • Bryan and I went to high school together as well as took some colleges classes while living in Springfield. Bryan was an awesome man.

    With deepest sympathy,

  • I have no words that can express my sorrow for your loss. Bryan was absolutely one of the best people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Kind, loving, with a great sense of humor – my heart just is not believing what my eyes are seeing. Love, strength and prayers to you all in this most difficult of times.

    Laura (Lisch) Harrison

  • My condolences go out to Bryan’s family and friends. Bryan was a wonderful person..I always enjoyed our friendship during our grade school and high school years. Such a kind and caring person. We had a wonderful time at a reunion together and remember Bryan , Dawn and I taking home one of the classmates to ensure that they got home safely! He sure will be remembered as one of the nice ones !! May God be with you all during this difficult time

    Mary Beamish Mann

  • To the Townley family;
    Please know that your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. I will remember Bryan as an “Old Soul”; kind,caring and compassionate.I will treasure the first year as the new student in Middle School.We met that very first day and he became such a wonderful friend and mentor.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Carol Worley (Bedenbaugh)

  • Dear Bud and Family,

    So sorry to see of your loss in the Mt. Vernon Paper. I had no idea Bryan was ill. I’m sorry I never got to meet Bryan, he sounds like he was an awesome person, like his Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat (Bryan) Porter

  • Bryan and I grew up together in school. He was a great guy and yes onery even back then. We’ll keep you all in our prayers

  • I cannot express my words of sorrow for your loss of a father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. His love for you all will hold you together in these moments of sorrow. Your love for him will last forever in your hearts. This is a very difficult acceptance for everyone. May god bless all of you during this time. Bryan was ornery “at times” and that will make you smile forever. I am deeply saddened by his passing. Jon Parsons

  • On behalf of the Wirkner family I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of Brian’s family. Since we were neighbors growing up Brian was one of my earliest friends that I remember. I remember Brian as always friendly with a little bit of orneriness sprinkled in to make me smile! Please know that I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Mary (Wirkner) Kern

  • Dear Townley family,
    Our deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss! We remember Bryan as a friendly and kind person. We can’t believe he is gone.
    We pray God will comfort all of you during this time of loss. We pray he gives each of you strength to overcome your emptiness.
    God bless!

  • Dear Townley Family,

    I am deeply saddened by his passing. I am his co-worker and worked with him on several occasion over the past 10 years. Most recently, we worked together on a very large effort. I still cannot imagine that he is physically not here. I loved working him. We both worked very well together. His voice will always be in my ears. I will always remember him for his professionalism, technical knowledge and his hard working attitude. He was a true gentleman. I will greatly miss him. I pray for his family. May God Rest is Soul in Peace.

    With regards,


  • Bud, Linda and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Bryan. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time. Sandra and Frank Bennett

  • Townley Family,

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We all remember Bryan as a kind, friendly, and devoted family man. There wasn’t a game or school event that we didn’t see him at cheering on your children. All of our prayers for you all during this terrible time.

    The Cupp Family
    Kelley, Steve, Aidan, and Grady

  • Bud and Linda,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Elmer and Delores Beard

  • We are heartbroken for your family. I have such fond memories of Bryan taking pictures at football games and giving them to us as a thank you for coaching, but most of all, for being a quiet, supportive, strong Father to his son. We are praying that God will give you peace that passes all understanding in this incredibly difficult time.
    Much love,
    Tiffany, Curt, and Brody Booher

  • So sorry to hear this. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Joe, Tracey, Jacob, Joshua, and Johnathon Chestnut

  • Thoughts and prayers to all of you in this most difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything you need.
    Much love,
    Dave, Lori, Ben, Gabi and Ty Smith

  • We are so sorry for your loss of such a great man and father. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love Wayne Tracy Angel Carr

  • So sorry for your loss. he was special person. We just heard about your loss today. Love to all Bob And Janey Townley

  • Brian was someone who achieved great things quietly; you would never know by his words, but by his deeds. He saved his speech for talking to those he knew to catch up with them, to see how they were doing in life. He will be missed by all those who crossed paths with him. God, you now have a kind soul in heaven. Guide his family with your grace and peace through their time of grief and sorrow.

  • Dawn, Amanda and Justin
    So sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you
    Dawn and Brooke Barb

  • My heartfelt prayers are with the entire Townley family.

    I worked with Bryan at JPMC on a project for the past year and a half and other projects beforehand. I work at a site in Louisiana and I never met Bryan face to face, but we worked over the phone often. He was one of the finest people I ever worked with! He was respected, smart, tenacious, a quick learner, patient, well spoken, and a strong and important team player. Bryan was a go to person to solve problems. I cannot tell you how greatly he will be missed.

    I pray that through the coming difficult times you are held by the memories and the love of family and friends. Know that Bryan’s JPMC friends are praying for you!

  • My deepest condolences for your loss.

    I worked with Bryan at JPMC and will miss him greatly. He was one of the smartest people I knew.

    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    May God bless you,


  • When my wife Sharon and I moved to South Vienna, near Springfield, I had been working at Chase for 2 years. We found a local church nearby and after a couple weeks we met Bud and Linda, and Linda asked “do you know Bryan Townley?” I said “Yes I do. He actually taught me about the job I’m doing now.”
    Over the last 6 1/2 + years, Bryan and I would on occasion team up to find solutions to Chase mortgage issues through my area when no other option was feasible. I loved working with him.
    Bryan’ s last day was a week before my last day as I moved to another company and I knew about the challenges he faced. I only sat just a few seats away from Bryan in the same area for a number of years. With respect to his privacy I would, on occasion, ask him how he was doing, and when Bud was facing issues too.
    I’m saddened and sorry to hear about Bryan’s passing. I truly feel honored to have known and worked with him. My wife pass on our thoughts and prayers.
    – Scott & Sharon Vallery

  • To Bryan’s family,
    I went to high school with Bryan and he was truly one of the sweetest people I knew. My heart breaks for his family and your loss.
    Praying for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding in the days ahead.