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Sonny Templin


Edward Lawrence Templin was born February 2, 1938, in Port Arthur, TX, the son of Eugene Templin and Eva Robinson Templin. Edward grew up in and around the Mesquite and Pleasant Grove area. He met Doug Rhoades and spent a lot of time with the Rhoades family. Edward met and married Judy Rhoades on December 5, 1962, and had three children, Glenn, Rhonda and Kathy. Edward rode bulls until Kathy was born. Edward lived in Seagoville, TX and Mesquite, TX prior to moving to Terrell, TX. Edward was a welder by trade. He worked at Garden Denver, Ingersoll Rand, WMI and retired from R&R Designs in Terrell at the age of 81.


He had a passion for Bull riding and teaching the younger generation of bull riders how to improve on skills they already had and help teach the ones who were just starting or had the interest in riding bulls. He enjoyed rodeo, hunting, cooking, RFD TV and the Cowboy Channel. He loved going to the Able Springs Café for Ms. Mary’s famous burgers and fries. He cared for the people who worked there and the patrons who came. He loved scratch offs and vanilla shakes.


He passed away on Monday afternoon at the Smith home February 21, 2022.


He is proceeded in death by his parents; sister Peggy Holleman, 2 nieces, Kathy Holleman Rhoades and Tanya Holleman King.


He is survived by brother Tim Templin of Sugarland, TX, The mother of his 3 children Judy Rhoades of Lake Fork, TX, Son Glenn Templin of Lake Tawakoni, TX, daughter Rhonda Templin Smith of Edgewood, TX and daughter Kathy Templin Mathis of Combine, TX.


He has 9 grandchildren: Cameron Poland, Brooke Yates Duke, Kara Poland, Tyler Yates, Payton Kelley, Wacey Johnson, Alexis Smith, Brandon Rable and Hunter Templin. He also had 13 great grandchildren with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


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I am so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your family as you navigate through this difficult time.

Debbie Templin Mar 5 2022 9:04 AM

My deepest sympathy and condolences to all the Family members in this time of loss...May God's strength be with them all in this time of need...May you Rest.In.Peace "Sonny " an fly high with the HEAVENLY ANGEL'S...you are truly loved an will be missed greatly 😪💔😪💔😪

Cissy Brashear Mar 2 2022 8:26 AM

My heart hurts. Sonny was the Sweetest. Two of my kids loved that Man. They called him PaPaw. He will be Missed.
Rip Sonny 💙

Tammy Romell Mar 1 2022 10:01 PM

I love my Templin family and my heart hurts for your loss. He was always so kind to me and I loved him.

Jan Britt-Bearden Mar 1 2022 12:57 PM

We couldnt have ever asked for better neighbors or friends. Your family and especially your dad were always an important part of our lives. We send sincere heartfelt sympathy to you each and every one. Sonny will be very missed but never forgotten.

Michelle Carter (and Jerilyn Gunter) Feb 25 2022 6:44 PM