John Manly Temple, Formerly of Deport died August 21, 2016


John Manly Temple, age 82 of Carrollton and formerly of Milton, died on August 21, 2016.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Wood Funeral Homes, in Deport with Mr. Nolan Butler speaking.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery with Austin Watson, Blair Casey, Bryan Casey, Jake Temple Chad Hammock and Brantley Pearce serving as pallbearers.

He was born in Minter, Texas, on September 29, 1933, the son of Tully and Helen Lawler Temple.  He attended Paris Junior College on a basketball scholarship and then moved to Dallas, Texas where he married Winona Wilson of Pattonville. John served   in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. He was employed by Otis Engineering as the Data Processing manger. He then managed the computer department for SEDCO, Inc. before retiring and returning to Milton.  He was an active member of College  Church of Christ in Paris. His favorite pastimes included spending time with his grand-children, challenging his domino buddies, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks.

He is survived by his children: Paul Manly Temple of Southlake, and wife April; Rachelle Casey of Carrollton, and husband Phil; Colleen Watson of Corinth, and husband Wayne; Patty Pearce of Waxahachie, and husband Kenneth.  He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Temple and Hattie Hobbs, both of Paris; 9 grandchildren:  Austin Watson, Hannah Watson, Amanda Brennan, Alyssa Hammock, Bryan Casey, Blair Casey, Jake Temple, Brantley Pearce, Amber Brennan, 3 great-grandchildren: John Casey, Amelia Pearce and Ainsley Pearce.



  1. T. J. Fowler says:

    So sorry for your loss. John was a very good man. He will be remembered.

  2. Betty slayden says:

    I am sorry for your loss. John was a good man. I remember him helping his neighbor and former teacher, Mrs Bell. Our families go back several generations.

  3. Sue Spann Adams says:

    Helen I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Nothing anyone can say will make you feel better, just know I love you and and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jana says:

    To Helen, Hattie and family, So sorry to hear about Mr. Temple. We have really missed having him at The Home Place. We will be remembering your family in our thoughts and prayers—- Jana and Cody Sanders

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