Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Curtis Wayne Temple

Curtis Wayne Temple, was born September 26, 1992 in Fresno, California.  To the ones who knew him the best, it was “Dirty Curt”. He is the son of Janelle (Riojas) and Lance Temple.  He was received by God on April 5, 2015 by a terrible truck accident on I4 and Universal in Orlando, FL.  He was driving his truck and doing what he loved.  For some, not so terrible.  Curtis graduated from Celebration High School in 2011.  There he was a Wrestler for 4 years.  He was 1 wrestle shy of going to states his Senior year.  He also played football, number 55, which he was on Varsity his Sophomore and Junior year.  There was no stopping him in playing sports.  He would play with a broken nose and broken fingers.  It didn’t bother him.  Curtis was a country boy at heart. He loved being around cars, trucks, his friends, and most of all, his family.  He was always tinkering around with tools and fixing something.  He loved the outdoors.  You couldn’t keep him inside, unless he was sleeping, which he loved to do.

Curtis is preceded in death by paternal grandmother Sunny Temple (2006).  Curtis leaves to cherish his memory parents Janelle and Lance Temple of Kissimmee; four brothers; Lance, his wife Laila and newborn Maya; Travis,  Justin  and Lucas Temple, and his baby sister Nicole Temple all from the Orlando, FL area;  paternal grandfather Richard Oliver Temple of Virginia; maternal grandparents Larry & Mary Jane Riojas of Fresno, California; his Uncle Rick Temple of Orlando, FL (cousin Ritchie and wife Christy Temple, and their kids, Brooke, Nash and Tatum of Texas, Uncle Wayne and Aunt Linda Temple of New Jersey, Aunt Dawn Smith (Tabitha Smith of Kissimmee, FL, cousins Bobby and Kristen Smith and little Krysten,  Candice Smith and her son Marcus.   He is also survived by his Uncle Lawrence Riojas of Bakersfield, CA, his Aunt Kimmie and Uncle Shawn Erwin of Clovis, CA (and cousins Patrick and Gillian), his Uncle Anthony and Chris Riojas of Coarsegold, CA (and cousins Anthony and Theresa).

Born into a family of five boys and one girl, his tenacity gave him the fortitude that would propel his extreme life style. Many assume Curtis’s life was short lived or was taken from us too soon. What many fail to realize is that Curtis did just that… He LIVED. What you thought or wished of doing, he did. His “Dare Devil” persona was reminiscent of a modern day James Dean. Complete with just enough charm to get him both in and out of sticky situations. Curtis didn’t party! He was the party! In one single weekend he could be seen jumping from the panama city bridge over the ocean, to driving miles away into the wilderness, to go hog hunting in a giant 4x4 with a 2.23 caliber semiautomatic AK47 equipped with an infrared scope in some swamp that few people would dare venture into. He drove fast, LOUD, and big. He didn’t need attention, he caused attention. He didn’t just make a scene, he was the movie. His charisma is what is most remembered.   The “Life of the party” being his most nominated award.

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"  Needless to say with no fear, Curtis Wayne Temple’s journey has just begun.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 10th, 2015 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Community Presbyterian Church of Celebration, Kissimmee, FL  with Dr. William A. Lewis and Rev. Joseph Saragusa officiating. 

  

6 comments:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved ever again. Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18 grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4

Geri & Andy York said...

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh my Janelle....my heart is so heavy for you and your family. God chose you special to be him Mom! My hugs and prayers.
Diane Ostrander

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May he rest I'm peace.
Jesus, Blondie, Reba, Chuck, Felipe and Joe.
(J&J Auto Repair Kissimmee, FL)

Candice Smith said...

Curtis was loved by so many people. His family and his friends I went on his Facebook to look at pictures of him and I saw so many message to him. I remember curt the most when he was little that's the memories that keep coming back to me. Going to visit my uncle, aunt and the boys he was always outside playing. He'd be down the street with friends riding something or out with my uncle. My cousin broke his arm I believe more then once just when he was little. One time he flipped the go kart he was driving he loved go karts, four wheelers. I admired his fearlessness but It made me nervous at the same time. He was a great son, brother, cousin and friend to so many. Always loved and never forgotten R.I.P. Curtis Wayne Temple. You will forever be in our harts and prays.

Your cousin,
Candice Smith

Loloma Legg-Rodriguez said...

I am so sad, Curtis was one of a kind. He was a great kid, always had that lil smirk, or smile to flash at you..... Light hearted and good natured. He has left an emptiness that can never be filled. It was an honor to bear witness to this youngster becoming a man. Your family is in my thoughts. Loloma