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Albert Clark Templeton
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014

Albert Clark Templeton was born on November 5, 1930, in Austin, Texas to Hiram Templeton and Ila Mae Berryman Templeton. He passed away at his home in Mason on Thursday, May 29, at the age of 83.

Clark was raised in the Lone Grove Community of Llano County. He was a graduate of Southwest Texas Teachers College. Clark taught school in Tilden and Llano after college. He then moved to Kerrville where he owned and operated Clark’s Mobil Station. It was in Kerrville where Clark met the love of his life, Bertha Ann Thomas. They were married March 19, 1960. They made Kerrville their home for the next 26 years. In 1986 Clark and Bertha moved to Mason where they owned and operated BT’s Flower Shop.

Clark loved people and they loved to visit with him. He enjoyed being a member and director of the Mason Golf Association and he also loved hunting and gardening. There was a special place in his heart for his dog Freckels.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Bertha Thomas Templeton of Mason, his daughter Darla Templeton and Danny Peschel of Kerrville, son Albert Ray Templeton and wife Misty of Midland, a brother Darrell Templeton and wife Johnilee of Llano, a sister Helen Holley and husband Wayne of Elk City, OK and three grandchildren, Cooper Templeton, McKenna Templeton and Taylor Templeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Wanda Joy Jensen and husband Merle Jensen.

Visitation with the family was Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. D. Templeton officiating. Interment followed at 12:30 in the Board Branch Cemetery in Llano County.

Serving as pallbearers were Chip Slade, Wayne Holley, Rick Wells, Rodney Jackson, Larry Smith, James Toeppich and Pug Lange. Honorary pallbearers were Pee Wee Smathers, Bob Dyal, Stephen Mutschink and Stanley Toeppich.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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