William DeTemple, age 91, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at his residence.
Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late William and Ruby DeTemple. William was a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force after 31 years, with 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. He served in WWII with over 50 flights, Vietnam as a Squadron Flight Leader, and the Korean War. He enjoyed NASCAR and fishing. William was a member of ASPCA and Garden City Baptist Church. He was preceded by his wife, Mary Elizabeth White, and his parents.
William was survived by his daughters Anne Green (Bill) of Decatur, AL, and Saundra Callihan of Pawleys Island, SC; grandchildren Billy Green, Michael Green, John Green, Patrick Green, David Green, Cindy Callihan, Martin Callihan and Cheryl Callihan; 21 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and his brother-in-law Billy White (Joyce) of Florence, SC.
Memorial donations may be given to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128, 212-876-7700.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel is handling arrangements.
Goldfinch Funeral Services, Inc.
11528 Hwy. 17 Bypass Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Published in The Sun News on Feb. 3, 2014