David Ray Temple, 60, Columbus, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
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David graduated from Columbus North High School in 1971. He was the regional distributor for Snap-on Tools in the Columbus and Seymour region. He was a member of the Indiana Quarter Horse Association and the Buckskin Quarter Horse Association. He was an avid horse breeder and showed quarter horses at many events. He enjoyed having time with his grandchildren, NASCAR racing, being outdoors working with the horses, fishing and hunting and was a Treckie. He received several awards for meeting sales quotas by Snap-on and also several National Futurity awards and the National Champion Award.
Born Feb. 11, 1953, in Columbus, he was the son of Lester M. and Norma J. Scalf Temple. On Dec. 3, 1994, he married Janeen ""Jan"" White Temple.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Norma J. Scalf (Earl) Spurling of Columbus; two daughters, Erika (Ian) Bannen of Fishers and Andrea (Tim) Matray of San Francisco, Calif.; two stepsons, Tom (Jennifer) Rager and Andy (Melissa) Rager, both of Columbus; a brother, Stephen (Bonnie) Temple; two sisters, Tricia (Steve) White and Jeania Temple, both of Columbus; and five grandchildren, Lilly Wilson, Logun Rager, Adycin Rager, Lyla Rager and Blake Rager, all of Columbus.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel, 25th Street, Columbus, with Jeff Spann officiating. Burial will take place at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the oncology department of Columbus Regional Hospital through the funeral home.
Published in Tribune from Mar. 18 to Mar. 22, 2013