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Douglas Templin

September 27, 1955 — May 9, 2024

Prosperity

Douglas Templin

Douglas Kay Templin, Age 68, of Prosperity, South Carolina passed away at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital, on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

He was born to loving parents, Carl Alma Templin and Amina Darlene Bunkall Templin, on September 27, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoyed his years at LDS Business College and the University of Utah before becoming an accountant. He retired from Beal Lumber Company after working at Dickert Lumber Company until they closed.  He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He served a two-year mission for the church in the South Carolina Columbia Mission. He always served his church family in many capacities throughout his life. His favorite calling was teaching the Primary children and Youth Sunday School classes.  He loved bringing treats to them weekly.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Debra Hawkins Templin.  They were sealed in the Washington DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on April 27, 1978, for time and all eternity. They were blessed with four “rough-necked” boys who kept them busy: Jared, Matthew, Nathan, and Adam. When he was asked, he would always say, “My biggest blessing is my big family!”  His blessings increased with each grandchild: Ethan, Landon, Natalie, Maddie, Harper, Joseph, and Caroline.  Doug was known as the “Baby Whisperer” for rocking so many grandchildren to sleep at church in the Mother’s Room at church.  If he disappeared, his family knew where to find him and the precious little one sleeping.

He will always be remembered for being generous to those in need and quietly gave to many. His love of Christmas lasted all through the year and a family joke was how many Christmas movies he would watch all throughout the year.  It was a sad day when the Christmas tree would come down in February. His other enjoyment was riding his golfcart around the family property many times a day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him. We will miss him every day, but we know that families are forever and we will see him again when this life is over.

Doug was preceded in death by an infant brother, Larry Dean, and his parents, Carl and Darlene. Doug is survived by his wife, Debra, sons Jared (Stacey), Matthew (Chrystal), Nathan (Sherill), and Adam (Jennifer), 7 grandchildren,  sisters Carlene (Bill) Opheikens (South Jordan, Utah) Bonnie Densley (Sandy, Utah) and Connie Inselburger (Midvale,Utah), brothers Carl (Shirley) Templin (Cedar City, Utah) and Ken Templin (Herriman, Utah) along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Monday, May 13th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (2 Glenn St. Extension, Newberry, SC) at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Hawkins’ family cemetery at 144 Hawkins Court, Prosperity. In lieu of a formal visitation, the family would like to share a meal and fellowship with all those who loved Doug after the burial.  We will be serving one of his favorite Southern traditions, Shealy’s BBQ along with favorite family desserts.

Active pall bearers will be sons: Jared, Matthew, Nathan, and Adam, and grandsons: Ethan, Landon, and Joseph.

Honorary pall bearers will be Carl Templin, Ken Templin, Bill Opheikens, Mark Hawkins, Tim Hawkins, Bill Marsh, Glenn Cooper, Bud Branham, Brian Crapse, Baron Buzhardt, Charlie Tyler, Johnnie Dickert, Skipper Beal, Brad Tuttle, Ron Halfacre, and Mark Waldrop.

Suggested memorials should be made to Fresenius Kidney Care of Newberry in care of the Social Worker to help offset costs incurred by local patients and their families during their dialysis care; 2850 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses from Prisma Baptist IICU 2nd Floor and the 8th floor for their care and compassion. An additional special thank you is extended to Nurse Mary Rodriquez and Dr. Howard Lifland from the Newberry Kidney Center, and Dr. Mark Davis of Newberry Internal Medicine for their extra good care over the years. They are also appreciative to Mark and Audrey Waldrop and Brian and Karen Crapse for their years of faithful service to him.



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Funeral Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2 Glenn St, Newberry, SC 29108

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Monday, May 13, 2024

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