CHESAPEAKE – Wayne B. Temple, of Chesapeake, went to be with his Savior on Oct. 9, 2016. He was 90.
He is preceded in death by parents Chalmers Temple and Jennie Temple, as well as three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Sue Helen Temple of Chesapeake, Va. and his five children: Jim and Linda Temple of Harrisburg, N.C., Eddie and DruAnne Temple of Raleigh, N.C., Sheila & Ron Baskins of Norfolk, Va., Brenda Flora of Chesapeake, Va. and Wanda and Eric Henderson of Bryan, Texas, two sistersBarbara Lane of South Boston, Va. and Ann Brantley of Zebulon N.C. He will also be missed dearly by his 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Wayne proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946. He retired from Norfolk Naval Air Station as a jet-fighter electronics technician in 1975. After retirement, Wayne and Sue set up home on Lake Gaston. Paw Paw and Grandma Temple hosted their children and grandchildren for 25 fun-filled years on the lake. Wayne loved the Lord and he loved doing God’s work.
He spent many hours working and painting at Fairmount Park Freewill Baptist Church, which later
became Gateway Freewill Baptist, where he was a member at his passing. He was a charter member of
Lake Gaston Baptist Church, where he also spent countless hours establishing that place of worship. Paw
Paw had what we refer to as common sense. He was the one we all turned to for advice, as well as the
one we could depend on to fix anything, from a radio to a bicycle. He will truly be missed by many.
The family will receive family and friends Oct. 13, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home,
Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of his life will be held at Gateway Freewill Baptist Church, 5473 Virginia Beach Blvd., Oct. 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., followed by procession to Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please donate to charity of your choice in his name.