Funeral services for Mr. Dick Allen Templeton, Jr., age 87, of Fayetteville will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home with minister Eric Reynolds, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Templeton died Friday, April 2, 2010, at NHC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Annie Glenn Templeton.
He was a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee and was the son of the late Dick Allen Templeton, Sr. and Annie Lou Cole. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Wiley Cole Templeton; and his sister, Martha Holt Huffer.
Mr. Templeton graduated from Morgan Prep School in Petersburg in 1942. He worked with Templeton Pontiac Company until 1956. He then began a lifetime career in insurance sales totaling 45 years with Interstate Life and Accident, Gulf Life, Life and Casualty, and American General. He was a member of Washington Street church of Christ, Andrew Jackson Fraternal Lodge #68, Senior Neighbors, Interstate Seniors, Lincoln County Historical Society. He reached a 13-gallon blood donation and is listed on the Red Cross Hall of Fame Wall.
Survivors include daughter Martha Ann Templeton Hodum of Germantown; son Richard Templeton of Murfreesboro; daughter Glenda Bryan of Cleveland; grandchildren Mary Glenn (Glenn) Beck of Budapest, Hungary, Rachel Hodum of Germantown, Andy Hodum of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Katie-Lynn (Ben) Bohannon of Murfreesboro, Sara Beth Templeton (Trey Winburn fiancé) of Murfreesboro, Dustin Bryan of Murfreesboro, Austin and Annie Bryan, both of Cleveland; and three great-grandchildren, Parker and Lindsay Beck of Budapest, Hungary, and Hanna-Grace Bohannon of Murfreesboro.
Visitation with the family will be from two until time of service Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.