Billy Charles Temple

August 11, 1931August 6, 2011

Billy Charles Temple, 79, died August 6, 2011, in El Paso, TX, where he moved to from Memphis in 2007 to live with his daughter. He retired from Kraft Foods in 1992 after 39 years of service. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an active member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Olive Branch. He enjoyed singing in the choir, fishing, and cooking. Mr. Temple is survived by his daughter, Karen Lobato of El Paso, TX, granddaughter, Lindsay Miller of El Paso, TX grandson, Christopher Lobato of Ft. Collins, CO( Robin) great-grandsons, Hunter, Logan, and Dylan, grandson, Zachary Temple, of Lake Charles, LA (Amy),great-grandaughter, Lexy, brother, Jimmy Temple (Dorothy) of Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Polly Temple, and son, Steven Temple. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation Aug. 10 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar 4:30-6:30 pm followed by rosary at 7:00. Mass will be Aug. 11, 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Olive Branch, followed by graveside service at All Saints Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Memphis, TN.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 10, 2011
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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September 7, 2014

My life will never be the same without you. It has been 3 years but the pain of your loss is still very hard to bear. I miss you and love you so much.
Your daughter

May 27, 2014

I love you Daddy.

August 12, 2013

Daddy,it's your birthday and I miss you so. My life is so sad without you. I pray you are with the angels until we meet again. I love you more than you could ever know.
Your daughter

April 28, 2012

I love and miss you Daddy. My heart cries for you still. My life will never be the same without you. Your daughter

November 23, 2011

Missing you so much, Daddy, and your delicious dressing this Thanksgiving. I love you more than you will ever know. Your daughter

Linda Bradley

September 1, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was a special person and was helpful to me when I started with Kraft. May he rest in peace.


September 1, 2011

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven,
and bring you home again.
I love you, Daddy.

Barb Alcala

August 14, 2011

Billy was such a "hoot" in Sr. Cathy's classes (classes given by the Catholic Diocese of Memphis). The few encounters I had with him (in these classes) produced memories that make me laugh even now.
To the Temple family and friends of Billy, I am so sorry for your loss.
May God grant him eternal rest.

Chris Lobato

August 14, 2011

Thanks to all for the heartfelt comments. My grandfather was a special man that I greatly admired. If, when my times comes, I end up being half the man that he was...then I just might have done something right. I will forever love and miss you Papa, and I hope to see you again someday on the other side.

August 10, 2011

I was very sad to hear about Mr. Temple. He was my step dad's best friend and they spent a lot of time together previous to Thad's death from lung cancer. Billy went to the dr with us and always seemed to add something that made those trips not as bad as they could have been. He was a special man to our family. I have rec'd Christmas cards from him a few times and he really brought back some good memories of my step dad, Thad Roberts. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Sherry Baggett, Collierville, TN