SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bill Templeton, former owner of Fort Myers Toyota in Fort Myers, Fla., died May 20. He was 84.
Templeton began his career in the 1950s working at an Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership in North Carolina. He later worked at several dealerships in the Washington area.
In 1971, Templeton opened Templeton Oldsmobile in Vienna, Va. He moved to Florida, and in 1987, he opened a Toyota dealership in Sarasota. The next year Templeton opened Fort Myers Toyota. He sold his Sarasota store in 1991.
In 2011, Templeton sold the Fort Myers store to AutoNation Inc.