Preston Temple (1923 - 2014)

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Preston Carroll Temple


Preston Carroll Temple, 90, of Greenville, loving husband of 30 years of Marilyn Rochester Temple, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

Born in Abbeville, Preston was a son of the late Benjamin Stoddard and Minnie Pearl Phillips Temple.

Preston attended North Greenville College and Clemson University and was a veteran of WWII having served with the Army Air Corp.

Mr. Temple owned Temple Embroidery. He was the aide to Major Samuel Lee Anderson, was the Founder of "Music City News" in Nashville, TN and was a manager and promoter for the Grand Ole Opry. He worked with Elvis Pressley, Faron Young, Roy Orbison, Ferlin Husky, The Louvin Brothers and many more. He was a member of Monaghan Baptist Church.

Along with his wife, Mr. Temple is survived by daughters, Becky Temple Jones (Ed), Tracy Curtis, Terri Suttles (Robb), and Angela Hickey (Brian); sons, Lamarr Temple (Brenda) and Ricky Howard; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. He will be missed by many.

He was predeceased by daughter, Patricia Hamby; grandson, Jack R. Sheppard III; and brother, Billy Temple.

Visitation will be held at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be in the Northwest Chapel on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with the burial to follow in Graceland Cemetery West.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, S.C. 29605.

The family is at the residence.


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Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 294-6415
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Published in The Greenville News on July 23, 2014
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