Walter A. Templeton, Jr.
Matthews, GA – Walter Alexander Templeton, Jr., 65, loving husband of 46 years to Cherylyn Elizabeth Norton Templeton, entered into rest early Monday morning, May 20, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Wrens Church of God with Rev. Jason Burton and Rev. Charles Greene officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery.
Walter was born to the late Mary Ellen Arrington Templeton and the late Walter A. Templeton, Sr. and was a lifelong resident of Matthews. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, deer and turkey hunting and fishing with his “fishing buddies”. Walter was a “rock”—dependable and loyal—and was generous to a fault, always helping anyone in need. An active member of Wrens Church of God, he loved his Lord and church family. Walter cherished his wife, children and grandchildren and was most content in their presence.
Other survivors include his son, Lewis Templeton of Waynesboro; two daughters, Stefanie Irby of Stapleton and Elizabeth Snider of Louisville; six grandsons, Jacob and Carson Irby, Cody and Gage Templeton, and Bishop and Knox Snider; and two granddaughters, Zoie Grace Irby and Maggie Elizabeth Snider. Pallbearers will be Daniel Arrington, James Arrington, Ronnie Hayes, Todd James, Jonathan Miller and Dwight Prescott. Serving as honorary pallbearers are is fishing buddies—Vester Hayes, S.J. McDonald, Bennett Boulineau and Paul Boulineau.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
John 14:1-4, 6
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.