William J. “Bill” Temple of Magnolia, DE, passed away at Season’s Hospice Newark, DE on May 17, 2019.
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He was 58. Bill was born February 18, 1961 in Newark, DE to the late Harry H. and Eva Lurty Temple.
He was a graduate of Christiana High School. Bill began his career with the Dept. of Corrections in 1984 and retired as a Sgt. after 22 years of service in 2007. He also worked security for special events at Dover Downs Motorsports and in 2010 started a career as a Table Games Dealer at Dover Downs until becoming disabled. Bill also would work security for the Philadelphia Eagles home games for many years which he enjoyed very much. He volunteered at the Saint Anthony’s Italian Festival where he looked forward to meeting up with new and old friends. Bill was also a member of the UNITED Church of Dover.
Bill aka Big Temp or Unc ; was an avid Philadelphia Sports Fan and would look forward to seeing his friends and coworkers at the tailgate parties before the games. He also enjoyed times spent with the Love of His Life, Leslie Mills as they would take long car rides in the country or to the beach and spending time at the American Legion in Dover. Big Temp enjoyed having company over on Sundays to watch his Eagles and Leslie’s Redskin games. Bill also looked forward to Ocean City, MD Bike Week every year.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his Nephew William L. Miller.
He is survived by his loving wife Leslie Mills Temple of Magnolia, A sister, Kathleen Temple Campbell (Jimmy). Step Daughter Megan Bryan (Bob) of Milford. Step Grandchildren Danielle Stevenson and Dennis Wimer, III. and Great Granddaughter Tatum Wimer. Nephew Jay A. “Grinch” Miller and great nephew and nieces Harry “Hank” Miller, Shelby Miller , Zebediah Miller & Olivia Miller. Also survived by his Furry Pets: Tucker, Pita and Gadgy.
Visitation will be held 10am Saturday, June 8th, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 12:00 at The Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso 1175 S. State St. Dover, DE. Feel free to wear your football jersey! In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in his memory to OneDogMore.org 601 Oak Drive, Dover,DE 19904