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Elmer Otto Templeton, Jr., 87, passed away on November 5, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â He was a local businessman and member of First Baptist Church in Starkville, where he was a Deacon and Church Training Director for many years.Â He was a graduate of Mississippi State University.Â He reached many people through his ministry with The Fellowship of Christian Magicians and also had a passion for genealogy research.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Otto Templeton, Sr. and Odelia Johnson Templeton; wife, Corinne Edwards Templeton; and brother, Charles Henry Templeton.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Templeton of Starkville, MS; daughter, Elisa Kennedy and husband Kurt of Mobile, AL; son, Tee Templeton of New York City; granddaughters, Corinne Corley and Christine Weakley; niece, Mary Beth Langston; and nephew, Chip Templeton.
Visitation for Mr. Templeton is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville, with the funeral service immediately following.Â Rev. Chip Stevens and Rev. Clifton Curtis will conduct the service.Â Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mississippi State University Library Genealogy Department.
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.