Jack Templeton

Jack Templeton

Tuesday, September 27th, 1927 Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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Obituary for Jack Templeton

Jack Richard Templeton was born September 25, 1927, in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, son of Orban Fleetwood Templeton and Emma Alley Pendleton. He was married to Julia Virginia Tolbert May 20, 1955, in Washington, D.C. She was a native of Fayetteville, Franklin Co., PA. They resided in Silver Spring, MD since 1966.

Surviving are four children: Jack K. “Pete” Templeton and wife, Lisa of Poolesville, MD; Judith Templeton Bissett of Edgewater, MD; Joyce Lee Templeton of Silver Spring, MD and Janice Rae Tepper of Henrico, VA; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Dr. William Pendleton Templeton and Orban “Kenny” Templeton.

Jack was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a registered Professional Engineer who retired from the Potomac Electric Power Company in 1992, after 40 years of service. He was the Manager of their Electric System Planning Department.

After retirement Jack was an active genealogist and family historian of the Templeton, Pendleton, and associated families who settled in Scott Co., VA in the late 1700s.

A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11:30 AM in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA, where Rev. Murray B. Stevens will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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  • Service

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philadelphia Ave
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    Rev. Murray Stevens
  • Interment

    Norland Cemetery
    2295 Philadelphia Ave
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Louis Weisenburgh

With deepest sympathy, I just became aware of his passing. He was a fine man by all accounts.
His cousin Louis Weisenburgh, Jacksonville, FL
Comment | Posted at 07:52pm via Condolence

Jan Tepper

Christmas tree shopping and trying to load those huge trees on top the wagon😆
Letting me ride on the handlebars as we go on a bike ride😆
Finding that old log split in half and helping me use it as a raft at Long Beach the year Jaws came out😆
Grabbing hold of your neck when you’d carry me to bed😆
Letting me steer the wagon while sitting in the middle-front seat (🤦‍♀️ wouldn’t be doing that today!!)😆
Walking behind you (literally in your footsteps) in the Gulf so you’d be the first to react to “anything” and me jumping on your back😁
Driving down to the liquor store in your Pepco car, which I thought was a big deal, and letting me sit on top of the case of beer😆
Driving me into school in the mornings and stopping off at 7/11 to get Tastycake PB Tandycakes😆
Teaching me how to parallel park and do a three point turn… And I still can’t parallel park!😆
Sharing banana popsicles😁
Holding up the back of my wedding dress so it wouldn’t get wet😁
Having camp-outs with Jenny and David in the family room😁
Helping you research the Scott Co. Templeton’s at the VA State Library😆
Giving me the genealogy bug to research the Tepper family😁
For being my biggest support after Ivan died🥰
Being there when you met your newest great-grandchild❤️
So many more memories. I’m so thankful I had the best “Pop.” I love you, Dad😘
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The Carr Family

With deepest sympathy,
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Iris and Doug

We are so sorry for your loss.
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Jack was a Scott County, Virginia cousin that will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him and of his large amount of work in genealogy that will be treasured by the families of Scott County Virginia for many generations.
Joe and Kathy
Maryville, Tennessee
Scott County Virginia Genealogical and Historical Society
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