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Melvin Earl Templeton

January 18, 1933 - August 23, 2021

Melvin Earl Templeton, 88, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, August 23, 2021. He was the devoted husband of Barbara Moore Templeton for 63 years.

Born in Bedford County, Va. on January 18, 1933, Melvin was a son of the late Raleigh Edward Templeton and the late Dolly Jennings Templeton. He served our nation in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Melvin, a quiet and kind-hearted man, loved God, his family, and his Bedford County community where he was a life-long member and served in multiple capacities over the years. He was a Sunday School teacher at both Boonsboro United Methodist Church and North Bedford Baptist Church, as well as serving as Pack Leader for the Cub Scouts. He was a valued member of the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department, the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, the Bedford County Public Service Authority, and the Bedford County School Board. His heart belonged to the mission field, serving throughout the world in different capacities. Particularly important to him was a health clinic in a remote region of Honduras that he, along with North Bedford Baptist Church and Boonsboro United Methodist Church, founded and supported.

Along with his wife, he is survived by three children, David Templeton and his wife, Jeanie, of Forest, Susan Tomlin and her husband, Joseph, of Coleman Falls, and Mary Caldwell and her husband, C.J., of Roanoke; six grandchildren: Jonathan (Courtney), Gregory (Emily), Caleb (Ashley), Libby (Brinson), Jennings (Justin), and Jordan; and six great-grandchildren: Aspen, Owen, Nora, Jack, Max, and Jolee. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Maynard, Lawrence, and Dan; and two sisters, Thelma and his twin Martha.

A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at North Bedford Baptist Church at 12 p.m. with Pastor Charles Brady officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Honduras Mission Fund of Boonsboro United Methodist Church, care of: Barry Hall, 113 Coffee Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24503.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at North Bedford Baptist Church at 12 p.m. with Pastor Charles Brady officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Honduras Mission Fund of Boonsboro United Methodist Church, care of: Barry Hall, 113 Coffee Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24503.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love, sympathy and prayers to all of the family.

Posted by Mona Kanode on September 1, 2021

Dear Jeanie and family, You all have been in my thoughts and prayers on the loss your father-in-law. May the Lord give you all comfort and peace and you will be in my prayers during this sad time. May God bless you all. Much love to all, Your friend Ofelia

Posted by Juana Ofelia Angus on August 28, 2021

Dear Mrs Templeton & Family, My sincere condolences for your loss. I know Mr Templeton was so loved by his family as I witnessed during my visit to your home. He was so blessed to have such a devoted and loving family. I pray you all will feel the loving care God will provide during this heart breaking time of loss. Thank you for the opportunity to meet this kind and gentle man. Peace

Posted by Lisa Moore on August 27, 2021

Our sincere condolences go out to the family. Melvin was loved and highly respected and had such a big, kind smile. We feel honored and blessed to have known him, and we will all greatly miss him. May God bless and comfort you❤️

Posted by McCoy Family on August 25, 2021

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