Command Sergeant Major, Clyde Langston Temple, (U.S. Army Ret.), 88, of Warren, died on Sunday February 4, 2018, at the John L. McClellan Veterans Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born on December 27, 1929, in Bradley County, a son of the late Otis Edward Temple and Mittie Irene Parnell Temple.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death was his wife of 64 years, Betty Jo Woodie Temple; a son, David Allen Temple; brothers James Temple, Oril Temple, Noel Temple; sisters Maxine West, Joyce Schneider; and granddaughter Whitney Alise Temple.
He retired from the military after 29 years and returned to his hometown continuing to serve through active participation in his church, community, state and country, remaining true to his masonic vows. He was at the forefront of state environmental issues, campaigned for political office, supported his party, participated in community development and was always looking for issues to fight for that he believed would benefit his country.
Survivors are one son, John Temple and wife Vickie of Hamburg; a daughter, Deborah Heike and husband John of Rogers; a sister, Shirley Battey of Santa Fe, N.M.; two grandchildren, Rachel Temple Burney and husband Chris of Chicago, Illinois, and Lara Cooper of Rogers; three great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Brown, Abigail Hamilton, and Gus Cooper
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 7, at 10 a.m. at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial with military honors will be held on Thursday, February 8, at Little Rock National Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Frazer’s Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671.