Obituaries | Obituary Articles|April 19, 2012 11:02 am

Free Obituary Template

Free Obituary TemplateIf you have recently lost a loved one you shouldn’t have to pay for an obituary template. Our free obituary template will guide you through writing the perfect obit for the person you lost. The template below is easy to use, simply fill in the fields in red and you will have a properly structured obituary. The obituary template free download should be all you need to write an obituary; however, if you need more help we suggest that you read our articles on writing obituaries.

FREE OBITUARY TEMPLATE

INSTRUCTIONS: Replace all of the items in RED below with the appropriate information.

[Full name (including any nicknames)], [age of the deceased], of [city and state where they passed away], passed away on [date of death], [cause of death] (optional).

The funeral service will be held at [time and date of funeral] at [place of funeral]. [Name of minister] of [name of church] will be officiating (optional). Visitation will be held at [time and date of wake] at [name of church or funeral home]. Burial will follow the funeral at [name of cemetery] at [time of burial]. Funeral arrangements are being handled by [name of funeral home].

[First name] was born in [place of birth] on [date of birth]. [He or she] graduated from [name of high school] and continued on to receive a [type of degree] from [name of school].

[First name] was married to [spouse’s name] on [wedding date]; they were married [number of years].

[First name] worked as a [type of job] for [name of company] for [number of years worked]. [He or she] enjoyed [hobbies and interests]. [He or she] was also actively involved in [any charities or organizations].

[First name] is survived by [spouse, grandchildren, parents, brothers and sisters, children, nieces and nephews], and other family and friends.

[First name] is preceded in death by [names of family that passed away before].

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to [name and location to send donations]. The family of [full name] wishes to thank [names of any significant organizations].

 

OBITUARY SAMPLE

John “Johnny” Michael Smith, 89, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on April 10, 2012 peacefully in his sleep.

The funeral service will be held at 9:00 AM on April 12, 2012 at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home. Reverend Michael Smith of St. David Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 3:00 PM on April 11, 2012 at St. David Church. Burial will follow the funeral at Mountain Heights Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Johnson and Sons Funeral Home.

John was born in Sacramento, California on January 15, 1923. He graduated from Sacramento Hills High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from the University of Northern California.

John was married to Mary H. Smith (Walters) on June 30, 1945; they were married 67 years.

John worked as a sales manager for a major telecommunications company for more than 30 years. He enjoyed reading, going to the movies, playing tennis and sailing. He was also actively involved in teaching sailing for many years and was a dedicated member of the Nashville Rotary Club.

John is survived by his two children, Robert M. Smith and his wife Julie, James Smith; his 2 grandchildren Mary and Betty; his 2 brothers, Mark G. Smith and Kevin H. Smith; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Walter H. Smith and Mary J. Smith; as well as his sister, June H. Johnson.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, 8393 West 51st Street, Washington, DC 55995. The family of John Smith wishes to thank the Sacramento County Hospice as well as St. David Church.

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