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Friday, 26 November 2021 12:54

Edwin Dale Temple

Edwin Dale Temple, age 88, of Lawrenceville, VA departed this life on November 23, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Hiliary Lacole Harrell; mother, Ruby Braswell; and stepfather, Warren Braswell. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Ellen Temple; two daughters, Gail Rhodes of Lawrenceville, Muriel Denise Walton and husband Lonnie of Lawrenceville, VA; his son, Rev. Edwin D. Temple, Jr. and wife Gail of Orange, VA; six grandchildren, Scottie R. Champion and wife Olivia of Dolphin, Dewayne A. Scott of Lawrenceville, Tammy Champion of Nebraska, Karrie Temple of Orange, Kimberly Temple of Orange and Matthew Temple of Orange; eleven great grandchildren; and his sister, Barbara Fajna and husband Ricky of Lawrenceville. Dale led a busy life yet always found time for family and friends. From 1955 to 1957 he served in the U. S. Military and was stationed in Germany where he was a paratrooper 105 and 511. Dale loved his family and enjoyed working, hunting and fishing. He was the owner and operator of Southside General Store in Lawrenceville, VA. He was an honorary member of Brown Creek Hunt Club, a 4-H Hunting Instructor, and a member of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church. He loved life to the fullest and will be greatly missed. You will be always in our hearts. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home with interment at Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, VA. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Comment Link Garland H. Newcomb Saturday, 27 November 2021 18:58 posted by Garland H. Newcomb

    I saw Dale more as a brother than a brother-in-law. I looked up to him and was amazed at how he could make any business he decided to get into a huge success. Dale was one of the hardest working men that I have ever known. He loved to laugh and was always calm and respectful in his conversations. He was a good man. He loved his family. I witnessed probably Dale's last words to my sister (his wife, Daisy) when the nurse brought Daisy the phone and advised her that Dale was on the other end. Dale said, "I love you, Daisy. I love you, Daisy" several times and Daisy heard him loud and clear. This will always be a blessing to my heart. Dale treated my twin brother and me like his little brothers. I remember so many good times with Dale - hunting, boating, fishing, family reunions, Christmas, Thanks giving... I also remember sitting in a restaurant with just the three of us, Dale, Herbert and me and the waitress said to Dale, "Your brothers look a lot like you," Dale smiled and said, "Yes they do." We love you Brother Dale. We will forever miss you.

  • Comment Link Denise Williams Friday, 26 November 2021 13:23 posted by Denise Williams

    Dale was a nice gentleman and we recently had a conversation fondly reminiscing about how he remembered my dad and how he would often bring us as small girls to the store. His last comment was how I used to be a little shy girl and now years later I had helped him for so long with his business affairs. He will surely be missed by the community. Prayers for his family.