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Richard “Dick” Kendall Temple

Richard “Dick” Temple

Richard “Dick” Kendall Temple, 93, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022, at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born October 10, 1928, in Lewisport to the late Owen LaFoe Temple and Lydia Smith Temple. Dick was retired from MPD / G.E. where he was manager of materials for 13 years before becoming Vice President of Tube Operations. He was also a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church.

Dick was a master gardener, one of the founding members of Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens, and was very active in Habitat for Humanity. He was a 20+ year member of the Jaycees, acted as the local president and state and national officer.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy O’Brien Temple; and a brother, Horace L. Temple.

Dick is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jennie “Tina” Martina Temple; a nephew, Robert “Tex” L. Carter; a cousin, Libby Grant; and a family confidant / caregiver, Sheri Payne.

The funeral service for Dick Temple will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, with Matt Curry officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. at the church. A private burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church 1328 Griffith Avenue Owensboro, KY 42301, Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens 25 Carter Road Owensboro, KY 42301, or Habitat for Humanity 2930 West 4th Street Owensboro, KY 42301.

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