Robert L. Temples Sr.
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Robert L. Temples, Sr., age 69, of Baldwin City passed away September 7, 2013 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab in Baldwin City. He was born on August 29, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Luther Temples and Allene (Cassell) Temples.
He was a formerly a resident of St. Charles, Missouri before moving to Linwood, Kansas and later Eudora, Kansas in 1990, before moving to Baldwin City in 2011.
Robert served his country by enlisting in the United State Army in 1964. He served for six years, including a tour in Vietnam, before his honorable discharge in 1970. During his military service he earned his expert rifle badge, national defense service medal and his Vietnam service medal attaining the rank of specialist fifth class.
Following Robert's service he began a thirty –eight year career as an over the road truck driver.
He is survived by his children; Jeannie Taylor and her husband, Nathan, of St. Peters, Missouri, Robert Temples, Jr. of Baldwin City, Kansas; grandson Robert Michael Taylor of St. Peters, Missouri; brother Rollin Temples of Rolla, Missouri; nieces, Dana, Lisa, Cheryl; nephew, Jeff; and his beloved dog and horse, Gracie and Stormy.
Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home
712 9Th St Baldwin City, KS 66006
Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013