Charles Townsend

Funeral services are planned Monday in Newcastle for former state Sen. Charles "Chuck" Townsend. He died last week after a lengthy struggle with cancer. He was 68.

Townsend, of Osage, represented Senate District No. 1 in eastern Wyoming from 2004 to 2010.

Townsend served on several legislative committees including the Appropriations Committee. Citing health reasons, he did not seek office in 2010.