Reba Temple, 97 of Deport

rebatemopleReba Griffin Temple, 97 and formerly of Deport, died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Paris Regional Medical Center.  Memorial Services are being held on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00pm in the Deport Presbyterian Church with Reverend Cindy Baker Burnett officiating.  Wood Funeral Homes, Deport have charge of the arrangements.

She was born on April 16, 1919 in Deport, Texas, the daughter of Hugh and Verna Day Griffin.  She married Robert E Temple in July, 1938.  He preceded her in death on March 21, 1980.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers:  Grant Franklin Griffin and Troy Griffin; 3 children:  Bill Temple, Bruce Griffin Temple and Beth Ann Randle; a daughter in law, Carla Temple.

She graduated from Deport High School as Valedictorian in 1936.  She attended Paris Jr. College and Texas Women’s University.  She formerly lived in Lubbock and Irving.  She retired from the Paris Sears store.  She was a long time member of the Deport Presbyterian Church.  She was formerly the moderator of Presbyterian Women for 17 years; served as an Elder of the Church for over 30 years; was general Chairman for the 125 Anniversary Celebration of the Church in 1999.

She enjoyed reading; worked puzzles; playing board games and loved watching football on TV, especially Texas Tech and the Dallas Cowboys.  She was a charter member of the Deport Volunteer Fire Department Bucket Brigade.

She is survived by one son, Mike Temple, Sr of Lubbock; 6 Grandchildren-Mike, Shelley, Bill, Nicole, Clint and Ryan; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Bobbye Baily of Paris; a dear daughter daughter-in-law, Debbie Temple of Corinth; a sister in law, Melba Winn of Athens; several nieces and nephews; many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Deport Fire Department, Milton Cemetery Association and the Deport Presbyterian Church.

  1. Cindy Fulbright says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Reba was like a grandmother to me. Even after I quit Home health I continued to visit with her. I took my grandson and daughter to visit her in April, she really enjoyed my grandson running around her room laughing and playing. She will be missed so much by me and my family we loved her dearly.

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