Betty Jo Woodie Temple, 81, of Warren, passed away on December 11, 2014 at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren, from complications of Alzheimers.
Mrs. Temple was a loving, supportive army wife during her and her husband, Clyde Temple’s 20 years of service, including 10 years in Germany, nine years at Fort Knox, Kentucky and a year in Arkansas, while Clyde served in Vietnam. She was involved with the Officers Wives organization in many charitable activities during these years.
They retired from the military in 1976 and relocated to the Longview community in Bradley County where they enjoyed fishing the Saline River, and hosting friends and family during their nine years there before moving back to Warren.
Mrs. Temple was a long time member of Warren First Baptist church and was especially active in her Sunday School class and the church hospitality activities. She also served her community on the board of the Warren City Planning Commission under three city mayors. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a life-loving lady with an outgoing personality and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Temple was born on December 14, 1932 at Little Rock and was the daughter of the late John Claude and Nettie Gardner Woodie.
She was also preceded in death by a son, David Allen Temple; a granddaughter, Whitney Alise Temple; and a brother, John C. Woodie, II.
Survivors are her husband of 64 years, Clyde Temple; a daughter, Deborah Heike and husband, John of Bentonville; a son, John Douglas Temple and wife Vickie of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Rachel Temple Burney and husband Chris of Prairieville, Louisiana, Lara Cooper and husband, Dave, of Bentonville; three great- grandchildren, Jeremiah and Abigail Brown and Gus Cooper all of Bentonville; two sisters, Mary Carol Woodie of Montgomery, Texas, Nancy Amidon of North Carolina; a brother, Walter Woodie and wife Anita, of Star City; a sister-in-law, Jane Woodie of West Helena; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on December 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Todd West officiating. Burial will be at noon on December 15, at Little Rock National Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers are Walter Woodie, Jr., Bert Hubbs, Hal Hubbs, Jr., John Amidon, John C. Woodie, III, James Woodie, Scotty Heritage, Jeremiah Brown and Gus Cooper. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Kerry Pennington and John B. Frazer, Jr.