November 15, 1931April 23, 2013

Max Lewis Templin III, 81, of Peoria, AZ went to be with his Lord on April 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dovie, sons Tom (Jo Ann), Michael (Georgia), David (Tammy) and daughter Shelli (Derek) Romero. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and brother Howard (Barbara) Templin. Max graduated from Edna High School and then Texas A&M in 1953. He joined the US Air Force in Nov. 1953 as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served in Viet Nam and later as a fighter pilot. He retired in 1975 as a Lt. Colonel. He earned the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and multiple other medals and awards. Max went to work at Marriott’s Camelback Inn in 1977 and retired as Director of Safety and Security in 1992. Traveling, RVing, and a summer home in Munds Park, AZ kept him busy after retiring. He was an active and founding member of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Glendale, AZ. Max will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Memorial service with a luncheon will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 4102 W. Union Hills Glendale, AZ. The Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the VA National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers the Templin family requests donations be made to the Max & Dovie Foundation at the church. Funeral arrangements made by Sunland funeral home.



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Elena (Trevino) Brunkenhoefer

May 11, 2013

I am honored to have been a part of the St John's family with the Templins, wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Gary Findlay

May 6, 2013

I met max when he was a FAC at Bien Hoa. a year later he was my ops officer in the Weapons School. What a wonderful experience that was -- a real joy.

Cathy Wolcott

May 4, 2013

I cleaned house for Dovie and Max for a few years and Dovie was my "Mary Kay" lady for more . . . I always enjoyed coming to the house and visiting with Max and his little Boston Terrier while I was cleaning. My prayers are with you, Dovie, and your children and grandchildren.

May 3, 2013

We were across-street-neighbors at Nellis. Haven't cross paths since then but he was never forgottn. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dovie and the whole family. May he rest in peace.
Joann/"Razz' Raspberry

Gus Guenther

May 3, 2013

Max and I have been good friends from our Tinker AFB, Luke AFB and Langley AFB days. also, many 506th reunions and the SSS reunions. A great "fighter pilot" and he will be missed

May 2, 2013

In 1959,Max and I were in the Fighter Weapons School together. He was a good stick and a great classmate. Clearly, he was a courageous warrior in Viet Nam. He was always one of the "hard core" good guys.
With great respect,
Ron Catton
Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Marylou "Hank:" Knoles

May 1, 2013

I remember Max from our Tinker days but never knew him well. It is so sad to lose so many of our very special guys. My prayers are with Dovie and the family during this time. It is difficult to lose your loved one after so many years.

Paul Stockman

May 1, 2013

I did not know Max well, different squadron, but he was a good guy.

April 29, 2013

I worked with Max at Marriotts Camelback Inn. I thought of him very highly,he was a true gentleman. Jack Cramer

William Truebe

April 29, 2013

I went through pilot training with Max and later met up with him when I transfered to the 506th.A true Gentleman.