OBITUARY

Paul David Temple

November 29, 1960April 27, 2021
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USMC Gunnery Sergeant Paul David Temple, 60, of Watauga TX passed from this life into eternal life on April 27, 2021. Paul was born on November 29, 1960 in Pennsylvania. His love for the military started early in high school while he was involved in the Marine Corp ROTC. After graduating a year early in 1977 from Bensalem High School, he enlisted into the Marine Corp.

There he was an Aviation Specialist, fought in Desert Storm, and achieved many accomplishments and medals. Some of which were Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Letter of Appreciation, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Meritorious Mast, and Secretary of Navy Letter of Commendation. After dedicating his life to our country for 21 years, Paul retired.

Paul met his true love Cati “Lory” Craciun in Tokyo, Japan where she was a singer. When she asked Paul to sing with her he chose to sing, “Ring of Fire” by Jonny Cash. Lory then found a birthday card with the same song to present to Paul. Ring of Fire became a very meaningful song in their marriage.

Paul not only had a love for the military but loved hunting which he did in South Africa, cooking, riding his Harley, taking care of his grass, rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles, working on his 1965 Ford Econoline Pickup, and making his dream come true of opening a Spa with his wife Lory. Paul was known for his joking personality and often compared to the comedian Rodney Dangerfield. He was always being silly and making everyone laugh. Paul will be remembered as a kind hearted, hardworking, helpful man whom will never be forgotten. Family finds comfort knowing he's now reunited with his daughter.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Lory Craciun; daughter Sarah Sapic (husband John Sapic Jr.); granddaughter Genevieve Sapic; mother Genevieve Temple; siblings Lawrence Temple Jr., Ronald Temple Sr., Dean Temple Sr., Debra Durant, Darren Temple, and Michel Temple; and multiple nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence Temple Sr. and daughter Gennifer Temple.

Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 pm at Shannon Rufe Snow Dr Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX. Services will be virtual through Facebook Live on our Facebook page Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Home.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Bob Parker

May 7, 2021

Paul Temple GYSGT Ret was a great Marine ands GYSGT. I served with Paul during our Carrier duty on the USS Constellation CV-64 with VMFA 323 on ‘94-‘95, which travel Western Pacific and on to the Gulf. Paul was the Quality Assurance Chief and had a lot to do with it being a successful Cruise. He mentor many young Marines, which was his style. I always enjoyed talking to Paul even when we got out we both stayed in Aviation in different programs. Paul left us too soon! May the Lord cover his family with His wing. May the Lord keep and be with his family always….Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Keith Simpson

May 6, 2021

Semper Fi my brother!

Tammy Otto

May 6, 2021

I would like to start by saying that the family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am broken-hearted to hear about his passing. Growing up, we all looked forward to the annual family reunions held at Canoe Creek. I looked forward to having the families all together. Also remembering the one time that we spent 2 weeks vacation down with his family. One question still remains unanswered, who ate the pickles? I will forever miss him.

Marius Craciun

May 6, 2021

May God rest his soul in peace , Paul was and will always be to me a great man and the brother I needed . Many times , before I’d even say what was bothering me , Paul would start talking to me , bringing me up and always supporting and encouraging anyone who was in need . Definition of love , positivity and bravery, that is Paul to me. 😞💔🙏

Stefano Biagini

May 6, 2021

I have been working with Paul in Philly during the last years before his retirement . A true gentleman a very nice person and a friend. I will retain nice memories of our frienship.

Holly Millett

May 6, 2021

I remember Paul always being happy to see you and with a big hug, always smiling, he listened, very gracious and patient. After working with him at Bell Helicopter (me in Logistics, he as a Marine in the RILSD), we became great friends. I am so sad I didn't keep in contact through the past years. One fond memory is a charity trail ride back in Oct 1999 for the organization he was involved with his daughter. I brought along another horse for him to ride. However, half way into the ride she became lame. I said, let's just walk her for a bit and see how she does. She wasn't much better. So he got off and walked her. I offered to switch off and he could ride my horse and I'll walk - he was the gentleman he was and did not allow me to walk. He continued to lead his horse on foot the rest of the trail ride. He was a true gem and he will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Jane Temple

May 5, 2021

When we were young and going to the family reunion was so great. You were so much fun. I will miss your hugs. Rest in Peace Paul and I will see you in heaven someday. God bless you and your family, I will keep them in my prayers.

Paul Temple

May 5, 2021

My love and prayers to the family, friends in Paul Temple's life. He was a lovable man who do secret little things to make your life easier. He never wanted credit and did with a lovable heart. He had a beautiful smile that could erase all your troubles and pain. I will miss my nephew and will hold all of you in my prayers as you part with Paul on Thursday. God Bless You All.

Dorothy Temple Lansberry

Trevor Kasal

May 5, 2021

Paul was my neighbor and my buddy. He and Lory were the kindest of souls and were so inviting to us and our little one when we were new in the neighborhood. I will miss our driveway talks so much. Rest In Peace, friend.

Jane Rahill

May 5, 2021

I remember sitting in the hospital with his best friend getting ready for triple bypass surgery and Paul made a point to call and text me every hour on the hour to see if I was okay and how Jim was doing not one day went bye that he didn’t text or call that’s the type of person Paul is caring loving and always thinks of others before himself I will carry a special place in my heart for Paul and I miss our weekly texts and I send my condolences to his family and thank them for letting me be in his life
RIP Paul love you 💔

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