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Rufus Lee Templeton
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Birth: May 19, 1920
Death: Jul. 19, 2000

The Wellington Leader July 27, 2000

R.L. Templeton, Wellington native and member of a prominent pioneer family, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Wellington. He was 79 years of age. Born to Robert H. and Lutie B. Gresham Templeton May 1, 1920, he graduated from Wellington High School in 1937. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1942. He was a pilot with the rank of Sergeant in a time before pilots were commissioned
officers. Returning to Wellington he married Travis Tennison Feb. 1,
1943 in Wellington. He graduated from the University of Texas Law
School in 1946. He served as this area's state representative in the
50th Texas Legislature in 1947-1948 and served as Collingsworth
County Judge from 1948 to 1958. Templeton was elected and served as
Collingsworlh County Attorney for 22 years. He practiced law for 50 years in Wellington, retiring in 1994. Not limiting his talents to the law, he was author of a series of children's books under the pen name of Lee Templeton. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a son, Pat Neff Templeton in 1958 and by three brolhers, Pat and John in World War II; and Robert; and a sisier, Ida Bell Minter. Survivors include his wife, Travis, of Wellington; a son, Lee Templeton of Amarillo; a sister, Lois Scott of Sulphur Springs and two grandsons, Jared Lee and Dillon Lee Templeton.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Henry Templeton (1875 - 1939)
  Lutie Belle Gresham Templeton (1889 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Travis Laverne Tenison Templeton (1923 - 2006)
 
 Children:
  Pat Neff Templeton (1944 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Newton Templeton (1909 - 1979)*
  Idabel Templeton Minter (1911 - 1980)*
  Lois Templeton Scott (1913 - 2005)*
  John Worth Templeton (1917 - 1945)*
  Rufus Lee Templeton (1920 - 2000)
  Pat Neff Templeton (1923 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Fairview Cemetery
Wellington
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Caren Sieli-Hale
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
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Rufus Lee Templeton
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Rufus Lee Templeton
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Rufus Lee Templeton
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- Caren Sieli-Hale
 Added: Jun. 18, 2012
Rest in Peace
- Caren Sieli-Hale
 Added: Mar. 20, 2011
 
 
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