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Clyde Lewis TempleJune 15, 1936 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 83)
Clyde Lewis Temple, Holly Springs, NC, left his earthly home on April 26, 2020, at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Clyde was born in Fuquay-Varina NC, on June 15, 1936, to the late Marvin Lee Temple and the late Noble Hux Temple. He grew up in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Clyde loved horses, working with his hands, growing vegetables and flowers, and spending time with his family and friends. In his younger years, he was an avid water skier and a CB-radio enthusiast. He even operated a CB-radio repair shop and founded a CB club. He was an active outdoorsman with a zest for life.
After his years as a telephone company lineman in Florida and Michigan, Clyde worked as a heavy equipment operator, then superintendent, and was known to be very talented in that field. He also owned two independent convenient stores in the Wilbon community.
In retirement, he remained very active. He spent time building barbeque grills, tending his garden, growing rosebushes, grapevines, and cutting grass for his neighbors. He also spent much of his time training his German Shepherd dog, Sasha, who was his faithful companion until she passed away.
From his marriage to Jewel Stephenson Temple: Clyde is survived by his daughter Brenda Temple Fresquez and her husband, David Fresquez of Apex, and his son Ricky Lewis Temple and his wife Lisa Powell-Temple of Holly Springs. He is also survived by grandchildren: Robert Calhoun of Apex, Madison Temple of Holly Springs and Olivia Temple of Holly Springs.
His significant other, Sue Holleman, preceded him in death. Daughter Deborah Holleman Ogg, her husband Michael Ogg, and granddaughter Abbi survive Sue. Clyde and Sue were blessed to live near Deborah’s family for several years in retirement. Clyde spent as much time as possible with Abbi, whether pushing her on the swing, riding the golf cart with her or just doing whatever activities she wanted to do; he delighted in spending time with her.
Clyde was also preceded in death by sisters: Mary Davis of Fuquay-Varina, Margaret Greenwood of Fayetteville, Peggy Carraway of Raleigh, and Arlene Siciunas of Emerald Isle; and brothers: James Allison (Buck) Temple of Holly Springs and Wade Phillip Temple of Fuquay-Varina. Numerous nieces and nephews survive him as well.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, his service will be postponed until the Coronavirus threat has subsided. At that time, a celebration of Clyde’s life will be held in order that friends and family can honor him.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Days (mygooddays.org) or a charity of one’s choice.