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TEMPLETON--John Marks. For many years, Sir John was a member of the board of the American Bible Society. He was a staunch supporter of the Bible cause. He influenced and encouraged all he knew by promoting faith and living a life of decency. We mourn his loss as we also celebrate his exemplary life. American Bible Society

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Published in New York Times on Jul. 10, 2008.
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November 8, 2009
Sir John Templeton,the legacy you left behind and your good fight for humanity will ever remain in our hearts and minds till eternity.

I also give kudos to those that took up the mantle from where you stopped,to change lives of countless million of people the world over.
My continuous prayer is to be like you and also leave a legacy behind before i die.
Kudos Sir John Templeton Foundation.
You are a great hero beloved Dad,we will live to always remember you and your Family.
Michael Josiah
August 21, 2008
harry duku
August 3, 2008
I had not known, nor seen Sir John Templeton personally. I only read about him from an investment book.
What attracted me was his simple and spiritual life and phisosophies.

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heru tjang
July 30, 2008
It is now 11 years that has passed and I have been employed by FTI and have heard so many amazing things of Sir John Templeton. This man has given so many so much with his wisdom and kindness. God Bless
Tonia Decimelli
July 26, 2008
John Templeton was primarily a man of great character, who was incidentally one of the world’s greatest investors. I was fortunate to attend the annual meetings of the Templeton Growth Fund while he was the primary speaker. I always, left the meetings feeling that I had learned a lot about investing, but that I had learned even more about life. When John Templeton shared his wisdom, humility, kindness and grace, one always felt that the world was a better place. He set a standard to which all of humanity should aspire.

His body may be dead, but his spirit and teachings live on! Thank you Sir John.
John Richardson
July 25, 2008
I do not know a day when Sir John was not part of my world. I met him in 1982 and was privileged to be at his 70th Birthday Party in the Bahamas. I have read most of his books and passed them on to clients to help him spread his word on how to combine success with humility while maintaining integrity. I always held him in the highest esteem on the way he set the standards on how to do business. He has passed from this world but his legacy will not be forgotten. I encourage all to read his books, The Humble Approach; 21 Steps to Personal Success;Discovering the Laws of Life and Worldwide Laws of Life.
My sympathy to his family and close friends. He will be missed.
Avril Morton
July 24, 2008
I knew of Sir John Templeton.........wish I had the opportunity to meet him! What a great man!
Laine
Laine Chamison
July 13, 2008
I was an employee of Templeton Funds for many years and had the privilege of meeting Sir John on several occasions. He was a financial genius but dispite this he treated all his employees with courtesy and respect.

My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Joyce Ouellette
July 11, 2008
An awesome christian man, who visited our church where he went as a young boy many times. My son who is 40 still has a dollar bill that Sir John autographed for him. Our deepest sympathy to his family. We celebrate his life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Stewarts, Winchester, TN
Dale Stewart
July 10, 2008
I remember John when he was on Wall Street Week about 20 years ago. He impressed me a lot. I admire him, and wish I was more like him. I'm going to miss him.

While the world is now a worse place for its loss...Heaven is a better place for his presence.

My condolences to his family.
Kermit
July 10, 2008
When I first joined Templeton in the year 1989, I had a moment to meet Sir John Templeton while working with Bruce MacGowan and Jean Colliyer. I remembered assisting with the AGM Speech, using a dictaphone. I am very thankful to be working for this company founded by Sir John. I found him to be very quiet and sincere - Sir John will be missed. I extend my deepest sympathy to his immediate and extended family.
Brenda Williams (Toronto, ON)
Brenda P. Williams
July 10, 2008
I have not met Mr. Templeton. But he was well liked and loved as a human being and as a bussiness man. He shall be missed by lots of people. Rest in peace.
Heather Wallace
Heather Wallace
July 10, 2008
requiescat in pace! condolences to the templeton family.
rita leach
July 10, 2008
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Templeton but working at Templeton I have heard so many amazing things about him. He has contributed to the world and has left a great legacy. God Bless
Tonia Decimelli
July 9, 2008
When I first joined Templeton in the early 90s, I had a rare moment to see Sir John Templeton and was very fortunate to work for an organization founded by such an inspirational and sincere man. I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing and my sympathy and prayers are with his immediate and extended family.

Carmen Chan
Carmen Chan
July 9, 2008
I have for most all of my life, as a youth and adult, followed, respected and admired the accomplishments of this inspirational and sincere man. I was saddened at the news of his passing. My sympathy and prayers are with his immediate family, as well as his extended family here in Winchester.
Ann A. Powell
July 9, 2008
I never met Sir John but my son Scott worked for him and was with him in St Petersburg when he sold his business to Franklin. My son still greatly admires him. I know he will be truely missed. He is now with his friend in heaven.
Alan Campbell
July 9, 2008
A rare man, surely your light will continue to shine... Thanks
Bernadine Hines
July 9, 2008
2 corinthians 1:4 Apostle Paul writes " [God] comforts us in all our tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God."
July 9, 2008
Mr. Templeton was truly an amazing and intelligent individual. He gave so much to us all. My deepest sympathy to all his loved ones. America has suffered an immense loss, may we all follow his example and make the world a better place for everyone.
Lynn Adams
July 9, 2008
He started on a course in life that would benefit many. It is truly a sad day for many. The Almighty God Promised to bring about a solution to the many problems that concern us all. May he also bring comfort to the friends and family. "You are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing."-Psalm 145:16
Wanisha
July 8, 2008
LINDA TRACY
July 8, 2008
May all men and women gain inspiration from this generous man. His contributions to study religion and science were noble and important.
May John rest in peace.
Susanna Pyron
July 8, 2008
B. Braxon
July 8, 2008
God bless the family of this brilliant man. Special people receive special rewards, and gifts from God!
Ms. Cheryl
July 8, 2008
I love his Analogies. He was a very wise man. My condolences to his Family
J S
July 8, 2008
To the Templeton Family, may you all find comfort and peace today and forever. Psalms 83:18
J Mikell
July 8, 2008
REST IN PEACE JOHN TEMPLETON
D.L. ZIMMERMAN
July 8, 2008
How sad to lose such a great and generous man. We send our condolences to the Templeton family.
Steve Reed
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