Funeral Services for Royce A. Templeton of Brownwood, formerly of Bangs, Texas will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2011, at the Church of Christ in Early, Texas. Interment will follow at the Richland Springs Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 68 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Royce Ashley Templeton was born on Feb. 23, 1919, in Richland Springs, Texas, to George and Aurora Willis Templeton. He was a veteran of United States Army having served during World War II. On Sept. 23, 1946, he was married to Hetty Jenell Shirley in Richland Springs. In 1963 they moved Lawn, Texas and then to Bangs in 1968. There he had served on the Bangs School Board and the Bangs City Council. He was a farmer, retired building subcontractor, an avid high school sports fan. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors, wife, Jenell (Nell) Templeton of Brownwood; children, Linda Groves and husband Chester of Grapevine, Sharon Dick and husband George of Bangs, David Templeton and wife Georgann of Leesville, La., Janet Griffin and husband Frank of Brownwood, Dale Templeton and wife Jan of San Angelo, and Kevin Templeton of Bangs; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson Olan Dick; sisters, Vivian Grimes, Allie Brown and Georgia Jones; brothers, Edgar Templeton and Willis Templeton.

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Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.