Temple M. Ireland went to be with his Savior on July 12,2016 at Togus Springs Hospice Unit with his wife and 5 very special friends by his side. He was born July 20, 1944 in Lincoln, the son of Hezekiah and Alice (Bryer) Ireland.
After the death of his father, his mom remarried giving him a very special man whom he loved and called Dad, Fred Dobson. Temple served in the U.S. Army from 1963 until 1966, stationed in Germany. On August 20, 1966 he married Edith Lancaster and settled in Chester. Upon graduation from College he began a career in Banking. He was a volunteer driver for Lynx Trans. A member of the American Legion and various civic organizations; and a long time ?member and officer of Bible Baptist Church in Lincoln where he will be greatly missed as Uncle Temple.
Temple was predeceased by his parents; brothers Carroll and Gene and 2 infant siblings. He is survived by his beloved wife Edie; his sister Doris Libby of Chester; brother Fred Dobson Jr and Donna of CT; sister Janet Radovic and Al, brother Jim Dobson, sister-in-law Eileen Ireland all of Lincoln; several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins as well as special friend, Otis (whom he considered a brother) and Crystal Shorey and other very special friends.
Viewing will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Clay Funeral Home in Lincoln and a memorial service will be held at 11 :00 a.m. Saturday at First Bible Baptist Church on Fleming St. in Lincoln. Interment with full military honors, will be in the South Chester Cemetery, Chester. Memorial gifts can be made to Bible Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.