We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Temple Garden of Memories
Funeral services for Clyde Franklin Tamplen, will be held Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Warren Rainwater. Entombment will be at Temple Garden of Memories.
The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 PM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the funeral home.
Clyde passed away on September 11, 2022 at 87, being immediately taken into the arms of his Lord and Savior.
Clyde came into this world on March 2, 1935 in Whitesboro, Texas, the only son of Ossie Monroe and Ruby Belle (Dudley) Tamplen. He was not alone however, in that, he grew up with seven sisters. He met the girl who would become his wife, Lillie Lee Barker, after a high school football game in Clarendon, Texas. They were married on January 21, 1955 in Portales, NM.
He was a good man, a faithful husband, a great father, a friend among friends and a lover of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ - whose story he found the opportunity to share many times with folks he encountered. Clyde enjoyed various activities and hobbies - fishing and camping, woodworking in his shop, tending a garden. At times, he also farmed and raised a few cows. He was an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns and oftentimes could be found in front of the TV on a Saturday afternoon, assisting them by dodging, sliding and avoiding tackles from his recliner. Clyde worked for the AT&SF railroad as a special agent, rising to the rank of Division Special Agent. He was an excellent investigator and leader. His health eventually took him away from that profession. His family was blessed to have him all of these years. He had a massive heart attack at 47. After several open heart surgeries, he eventually was the recipient of a heart transplant. With his passing, that gift had given him an additional 24 years, 11 months and a day.
Loved ones preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters - Claire Belle, Mildred, Dorothy, Donna Jean, Genell, Martha Jo and Louise; his oldest son, Randy; a daughter-in-law, Debbie; and a granddaughter, Dani.
Those closest to him that are left to miss and remember him are his wife, Lillie; four sons - Micheal, Donnie (Carolyn), Darrell (Brandi) and J (Tina); Daughter-in-Law, Sharron; 13 Grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Separated only by a wire fence for 28 years, he was fortunate to be neighbors and friends with some of the best folks he could have ever met, Dan and Sue Sebek.