Joe M. Templeton

Blackville – Joe M. Templeton, Sr., 88 passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Lexington Medical Center. Military and Masonic funeral services will be held Sunday August 7th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel, 11372 Ellenton Street, Barnwell, SC with Rev. Jeffrey Ray and Rev. Thomas Terry officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Blackville Cemetery.
Joe was the son of the late Gideon and Fannie Templeton. He served two years in the National Guard and Retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He was a policeman for 20 years for Bamberg and Barnwell Counties. He was the oldest member of Healing Springs Baptist Church. He loved cooking and was dedicated to spending time with his family. He loved fishing and crabbing at Edisto Beach. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Templeton; two sons, Joe (Jan) Templeton, Jr. of Blackville, SC, Joseph (Peggy) Templeton, Camden; one daughter Diana (Stan) Atteberry of Barnwell; Six grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Davis of Barnwell, Christina (Bobby) Collins of Aiken, Rebecca (Trey) Chavis of Barnwell, Abby Causey of Bluffton, Jedd (Mary) Templeton of Denmark and Jill (David) DiNunzio of Sullivan’s Island. Twelve great-grandchildren. One brother; Truett (Cloe) Templeton of Columbia; three sisters, Betty (Jerry) Owens of N.C., Nellie (Larry) Bodenhamer of Pelion, Mary (Bill) Weatherford of Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blackville Cemetery fund, Blackville, SC.
He is predeceased by his son Benny Templeton and two sisters; Marion Wadford and Thelma Latham.

The family has entrusted Dyches Funeral Home and Crematory with the arrangements.

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