Proctorville, Ohio

1918 - 2014


Proctorville, Ohio


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THOMAS ROSCOE TEMPLETON, 95, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away May 14, 2014, in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Getaway, Ohio, on July 31, 1918, a son of the late Alma Lenora Langdon Templeton and Phillip Armour Templeton. Tom was a graduate of Chesapeake High School. He retired from the Appalachian Power Company where he was supervisor of the transportation department. In addition, he continued the tradition of farming the land that had been in his family for many generations. He was a member of New Baptist Church, a former member of the Getaway United Methodist Church, and served as a Gideon where he was the First Church Assignment Secretary of the Lawrence East Gideon Camp. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn June Templeton; brothers, Kenneth Emerson Templeton and Phillip Roy Templeton; and nephew, Jeffrey Templeton. He is survived by his daughters, Tommie Sue Templeton and her husband, Thomas Williams, of South Point, Ohio, and Peggy Ann King and her husband, Edward King, of South Charleston, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Michalle Oldaker and her husband, Charles, Susan Arthur, Megan Young and her husband, Gregory, and T.R. Hannan; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Ashworth, Blake Ashworth, Jordan Storms, Allison Young, and Sydney Young; three step-great grandsons, Austin, Tristin, and Braxton Oldaker; sister-in-law, Barbara Davis Templeton; nephew, Michael Templeton (Sandy); nieces, Theresa Marchetti (Michael), Tracy Smith (Todd), and Beverly Olson (James). He was a kind, humorous, and faithful servant of his Lord and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation for the staff of Midland Meadows Assisted Living, especially Rhonda Jobe, for the loving care that he received. In celebration of his life, Pastor Trent Eastman will conduct a service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Pallbearers are T.R. Hannan, Ryan Ashworth, Blake Ashworth, Michael Templeton, Thomas Templeton, and Charles Oldaker. Honorary pallbearers are Edward King and Thomas Williams. Memorial contributions of Gideon Bibles are suggested to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 687, Proctorville, Ohio, 45669. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Tommie, I'm so sorry for your families loss. I know you will miss your daddy. We will see our daddys again someday soon in heaven. I love you my friend. Shelley Brown class of 1980 Chesapeake High School

Tom was a great man and I loved him and June so much. Was out on their farm many times growing up. I used to love to go to their farm. June was our first cousin. We love the girls and the family are in my prayers and thoughts.. Can't attend and so wish I could. May God help the healing for the family. We will meet him and June one day... God Bless! [email protected] please write me.