Funeral services for Craven D. Temple, 69, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Skaggs officiating. Cremation will follow the service under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 13, 1947 in Warren, Arkansas to Wylie Eugene and Ruby Elizabeth Tidwell Temple. He enlisted into the United States Army on Jan. 7, 1965 and served during Vietnam. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 5, 1968.
He married Linda O’Connor.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Temple; children, Don Temple, Jon Temple and wife Alexis, Lisa Miller and husband Dustin, Stephen Temple and Jessica Jones, Brian Temple and wife Christian; sisters, Sherry McIntyre, Mary Outlaw and Brenda Stroud; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.