Amos (Pat) Patton Templeton III passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 81 of mesothelioma cancer. He was born in Whitewright, Texas on February 23, 1937 as the only son of Amos Patton Templeton, Jr. and Irene Hansard Templeton. A descendant of the Templeton family who settled in the area in the 1860’s. Pat graduated Bells High School in 1955. He continued his education at Grayson County College, graduating in 1978 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Pat married Geraldine A. Misko on August 14, 1959 in Denison, Texas, and together, they had three sons, Gregory Scott, Todd Curtis and Kirk Patton. Pat served in the Army National Guard from January 1960 to December 1966. He served on active duty from October 1961-1962. He worked for Safeway Stores from 1954 to 1958, for Johns Manville from 1959 to 1966, for Texas Instruments from 1966 to 1996 and for MEMC Southwest from 1996 to 1998. He married Jonnie F. Watson on January 22, 2007 in Lake Frankston, Texas. Pat was a lifelong member, supporter and caretaker of Virginia Point Methodist Church and Cemetery in Savoy, Texas. He will be the 5th generation Templeton family member to be buried at Virginia Point Cemetery. He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America in Grayson County, serving in various leadership roles. Pat spent his entire life doing things for others.
He is survived by his wife, Jonnie, Todd and Karen Templeton, Kirk and Lori Templeton, Rocky and Chris Watson, Jan and Scott Oseid, and Geraldine Templeton, the mother of his children; nine grandchildren, Jacob Templeton, Brandi Templeton, Addison Zelker, Benjamin Romine, Logan Romine, Josh Barr, Haley Mann, Zoee Watson and Chad Robertson and 7 great grandchildren, Diego Robertson, Blake Robertson, Ivy Barr, Ian Zelker, Emery Zelker, Grayson Romine and Owen Romine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gregory.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel, 754 State Hwy 56 East, Bells, Texas 75414 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Virginia Point Cemetery in Savoy, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel. A register book can be signed at www.mullicanlittle.com. In lieu of flowers, donations welcome to Virginia Point United Methodist Church at 1386 CR 1200 Savoy, Texas 75479 or Grayson County Frontier Village at 111 RC Vaughan Dr. P.O. Box 646, Denison, Texas 75021.