John Townley Obituary – Death : John Wes Townley, a former NASCAR driver who enjoyed an extensive career across the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series from 2008 to 2016, was shot to death on Saturday October 2, 2021 in a double homicide in the Five Points area of Athens, Georgia.
Causes of John Townley’s Death…
Athens-Clarke County police responded to a report of a shooting just before 9 p.m. Saturday night. Townley and a 30-year old woman had been shot and both were taken to a local hospital, where Townley died of serious injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
A 32-year old Dunwoody man known to the victim was suspected in the case. The preliminary investigation suggests that the homicide was related to domestic violence.
How Old Was John Townley When He Died ?
John Townley died at the age of 31 years leaving his families and friends in great grief.
Who Was John Townley ?
Townley, the son of Zaxby’s co-founder Tony Townley, raced in NASCAR throughout the late 2000s and 2010s mostly with the backing of his family’s chain of fried chicken restaurants. After developing a penchant for crashing cars early in his career, Townley would eventually develop into a respectable driver that enjoyed most of his success in the Truck Series.
Townley had a best finish of 8th in the Truck Series points standings in 2015, a year which saw the proudest moment of his career when he took the checkered flag for his first and only victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Upon retiring at the end of the 2016 season, Townley was credited with one victory, five top 5s, 24 top 10s, and two poles in 110 starts. He also made 76 career starts in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of 13th on multiple occasions.
We ask that you uplift his parents and close family and friends in prayer during this time. He has left an impact on the lives of many and a legacy that will live on for many years.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember John just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.