Fred (Freddie) Templeton Jr.

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Fred (Freddie) Templeton, Jr. was born on June 20, 1940, in Prairie Grove, Ark. He was the only child of Fred Templeton and Thelma Lee Davis Templeton. Freddie attended Prairie Grove Public Schools and graduated in the Class of 1958. He attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and later graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science as a licensed funeral director. He is survived by his beloved wife, and high school sweetheart, Nancy Cornwell Templeton. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 29th. He is also survived by his daughter, Melanie Templeton Sergeant and husband, Steve, of Lowell; his son, Todd, and wife, Shanyce, of Oklahoma City. Freddie has four wonderful grandchildren who adored their Papa: Brian Sergeant, Madyson, McKaden & McKinley Templeton. They loved their Papa and he loved them. He is also survived by numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved uncle, Ed Templeton, who was like a second father. Freddie and Nancy moved to Dallas from Prairie Grove for him to attend mortuary school. After graduating, they moved to El Dorado where he worked for Rumph Mortuary and later for Wheeling Pipeline. After 10 years in south Arkansas, the call of home brought them back to northwest Arkansas. Freddie worked for Jones Truck Lines as Special Commodities Director and later for JB Hunt Trucking. He and Nancy are long-time members of Cross Church (formerly First Baptist Church of Springdale). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Luginbuel Funeral Home in Prairie Grove. Service will be held on Saturday, May 28th, at 11 a.m. at Luginbuel Funeral Chapel. Internment will be in the Farmington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Online guestbook:

Published May 26, 2022

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