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Dr. Timothy Joseph Temple

Obituary Date: Friday, March 11, 2022

Dr. Timothy Joseph Temple, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022.

Born in Abilene, Texas on November 12, 1943, Tim was the son of the late Arthur Joseph Temple and Christine Ray Temple.  He was a graduate of Abilene High School and earned a B.A. in Religion from Bob Jones University; M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and later completed his Doctoral Studies. Tim served as pastor of Grace Church in Wichita Falls, Texas 1968–1978 and Pastor of Abilene Bible Church from 1978 to 2009.  In 2010 Tim continued his ministry of service and loving care for others at Ted Dickey Funeral Homes in the Dallas metroplex area until moving to northeast Georgia in 2018.  In addition to his pastoral experience, Tim has spoken in Christian camps, youth retreats, and Bible conferences throughout the United States and Central America. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Bible Memory Association, Gospel Workshop for Children, and CAM (Central American Missions) International. He has been involved in the ministry of Walk to Emmaus since 1995 and the Kairos prison ministry since 2005.  Tim was a 30 year member and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.  

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by sisters Joy Temple Ross, Hope Temple Dakel and Susanna Temple Peters, as well as niece Christine Ross.

Survivors include his wife Janice Riddle Temple of Cleveland, son Joe Temple (Darby) of LaGrange, daughters Nancy Temple Carr (Spencer) of Cornelia and Adrienne Temple Dagley of Farmersville, Texas, brother Philip Temple (Judy) of Greenville, South Carolina, sisters Faith Temple Scarborough (Walter) of Allen, Texas and Joanna Temple Hutchcraft of Athens, brothers in law Lynn Dakel of Richardson, Texas and Greg Peters (Susan) of Lakemont, grandchildren Cody Dagley, Valerie Dagley, Anna Dagley, Temple Carr, Ray Carr, Shands Temple and Sloan Temple, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral Date
03/14/2022 at 2:00PM
Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 14, 2022 at Hi

Funeral Home
Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens
5495 Highway 197 S, PO Box 305, Clarkesville 30523