His Life

A Beautiful Life

Derick Bradley Templeton was born on April 12th, 1981. He was a very outgoing, caring, smart, extremely talented, loving person with a beautiful soul. Everyone that came to know Derick will tell You they were immediately drawn to Him the moment they met. I know I was. I met Derick in 7th grade in Mrs. Skinner's science class. The second I saw Him I thought He was funny ( class clown) and so handsome. After that day, I focused on being Derick's girl. I was, but I got more than I could have ever dreamed of. Derick became my best friend and introduced me to 6 other people who became and will always be, my family.

Derick became a part of my heart. No matter where I moved to, visited or was sent to, I kept in constant contact with Him and enjoyed hearing His voice. I will never forget the last time I spoke with Him. I was in AIT in the Army and I called to talk to Him and Mama. Derick told me how proud He was of me. I felt the love He gave me even though we were so many miles apart. I miss my best friend. I miss hearing His voice. We never hung up without saying, "I love You." I wish I could tell Him that right now.

I decided to make this memorial page dedicated to Derick so that if all of Derick's friends and loved one's would like to share a story or a memory, they may.

I have a very hard time dealing with the loss of Derick. It comes and goes. Most of the time, I feel like my heart will actually break into pieces. There will never be another like Derick Bradley Templeton.

I Love You more than words can say and more than my heart can hold, Derick. I will miss You until I breathe my last breath. Forever.

Love Always, Brandy




Dearest Derick,


Saying goodbye is never easy
It's the hardest thing to do
But what hurts even more
Is not the chance to say it to you.

Yesterday is just a memory
Our laughter was sunny and bright
Then clouds started to gather
For you were no where in sight.

You were my first real love
And this I will never forget
How you left without a warning
No good-byes, my only regret.

If again I must go there
And experience all the pain
I would do it in a minute
For all the good I would gain.

No matter what my wrongs
You offered only love
Until the day you left me
For your new home up above.

I know you still are with me
Your love is within my heart
Though life is no longer present
Our souls will never part.

This is given to you in honor
Of all that we did share
I just wanted you to know, Derick,
How much I really did care.

I Love and miss You so much Derick. You will always be in my heart. Forever.