James Glover Templeton, 80, of Hendersonville died on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He took great joy in his family and the church at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. He had many interests including baseball, all things mechanical, watching the Tennessee Titans (when they were winning), his dogs, mission trips and gardening. He retired as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service and made lifelong friendships.
Always concerned for his soul, he was able to find a group of Christians to worship with everywhere he went, and during his military career, sometimes the congregations were made up of all men. He worked and worshiped in California, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Korea, Taiwan, France, Germany and England. He was also in real estate for 35 years. Jim is the son of the late Lillie Glover, who grew up in Shiloh, and James E. Templeton, of Stantonville, Tenn., who were married Sept. 27, 1930. They lived at Shiloh for a short time after James Glover Templeton was born before moving to Stantonville. He attended Shiloh School for two years.
He is a grandson of John Franklin Glover, who at 17 years old served in the Civil War. The home that John Franklin built for his family is still standing and owned by Shiloh Park.
Jim is survived by Hada “Ronnie” Templeton, his beloved wife of 58 years; sister, Doris Dot Templeton (Raymond) Butler of Adamsville, Tenn.; brother, Johnny David (Patsye) Templeton of Selmer, Tenn.; children, Dale (Linda) Templeton of Fayetteville, N.C., Donna ( Joseph) McDonald of Gallatin, Tenn., David (Marsha) Templeton of Melbourne, Fla., and Tim (Bonnie) Templeton of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Robert, Holli, Rachel, Melissa and Cynthia; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Landon; and many other family members.
Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ in Gallatin. Interment was at Crestview Memory Gardens in Gallatin.
Donations can be made in his memory to Potter Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Ky.