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On January 6, 2009, the Texas A&M University College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences lost one of our own
with the passing of Dr. Joe Templeton.
A native of Dublin, Texas, Dr. Templeton dedicated the last 33
years of his life to the CVM. During his tenure at Texas A&M,
Dr. Templeton worked in the veterinary pathobiology department with
a research focus on immunogenetics in cattle, dogs, and bison, and
also served as head of the comparative medicine division. He
collaborated with most of the CVM faculty and contributed to all
kinds of research projects. Dr. Templeton also served as a faculty
senator, as a school board member for the College Station
Independent School District, and as a governor-appointed
commissioner to the Texas Animal Health Commission.
He began his college education by earning a bachelor's degree
from Abilene Christian University. After completing a PhD at Oregon
State, Dr. Templeton landed his first job with the University of
Oregon Medical School. From Oregon, Dr. Templeton moved to Texas
for a position at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before
arriving at the CVM.
Dr. Templeton is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jamie, and
two children, Rachael and John. We will miss him greatly.
Professor Joe Templeton's funeral will be held at 10:30am,
Friday, January 9, 2009 at the A&M Church of Christ, 2475 Earl
Rudder FWY S., College Station, TX 77845, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
more details and a map.
Please send memorials for Dr. Joe W. Templeton to the "John
Templeton fund/A&M Church of Christ", c/o A&M Church of
Christ, 2475 Earl Rudder Fwy. S., College Station, TX 77845, or to
the charity of your choice. Memorials for his son, John, are
requested in lieu of flowers.
Cards & condolences may be sent to Mrs. Joe Templeton, 8400
Spring Creek, College Station, TX 77845-4607.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843
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