Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Services Set for the Rev. W.L. Templeton, Former Topeka Pastor of Mount Carmel Church

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Services Set for the Rev. W.L. Templeton, Former Topeka Pastor of Mount Carmel Church

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Services for a longtime Topeka pastor will be held Friday morning at the East Topeka church he served for more than five decades.

The Rev. W.L. Templeton, who died May 19 at his home at age 94, will be laid to rest in a service at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime.

Templeton will lie in state from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Templeton served as Mount Carmel's pastor for 52 years, retiring at the end of 2011.

He and his wife, Barbara, came to Topeka from Arkansas in 1960 to serve the church and never left. Barbara Templeton died in March 2012 at age 81.

Through the years, Templeton helped guide many men from the Mount Carmel church into ministry. In a 2010 interview, Templeton was asked to share his thoughts on serving so long at one church. …

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