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Temple Lee Darry

Obituary for Temple Lee Darry

November 30, 1939 - August 19, 2021
Woodbridge, Virginia | Age 81

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Sunrise: November 30, 1939: Sunset: August 19, 2021

Temple Lee Darry, 81 of Woodbridge VA, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Temple was born November 30, 1939, in Ironton, Ohio. He was the only child of Samuel Darry and Ruth Blackburn.

Temple was educated in the Ironton Ohio School system. He played the oboe and the clarinet in the marching band. He was also active in the math and science clubs. He was a mathematics tutor, and he won the Chemistry Award in 1957. His nickname in high school was the "ole sage".

After high school, he joined the Airforce and played the oboe in the United States Airforce (USAF) Band as a part of America's International Musical Ambassadors. The band traveled overseas. He later joined the Army and served a tour in Vietnam. He was a sharpshooter.

He married his childhood sweetheart Barbara Jean Reynolds in 1962. They were happily married for 38 years. By profession, he was a Reenlistment Officer and a Career Counselor. He went back to college through the Army Bootstrap Program and received a degree in Business Administration from Marion College in 1974. During his military career, he traveled the world. He was stationed in Dayton Ohio, Anchorage Alaska, Indianapolis Indiana, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Athens Greece, and finally the US Army Criminal Investigation Command, in Virginia. He retired from military service with honors in 1982. After his Army service, he joined the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Union Shop Steward for the Merrifield Post Office for many years.

People would always seek him out for advice, he loved giving people his "nitty-gritty" pep talks. Temple was an avid reader and had many hobbies. He loved cooking, photography, motorcycles, and dogs. He loved to rebuild computers and give them away. Temple was a faithful and wise counselor. A kind-hearted man who was honest as the day is long. He was strong, hardworking, and intelligent. He was quick-witted and very self-reliant. He was a ferocious fighter, for his family, for his friends, for his colleagues, and last for himself. "He ran his race", "He kept the fight". He carried his own cross. He was our hero. Thank you, Daddy. (Romans 15:1)

Temple is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Darry and Ruth Blackburn; his wife Barbara Jean Reynolds; and his daughter Edith Louise Jackson. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Darry and his son Temple L. Darry, Jr., and a host of friends and family.

Temple is to be buried at Quantico National Cemetary, 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172 on (day), (date), at

In light of various restrictions, there will be no viewing, processional to the cemetery, or repast; therefore, instead of flowers, the family is requesting your continuous prayers. Family and Friends may express Condolences to Ames Funeral Home Weblink.

Additionally, in the tradition of his Catholic faith please light a candle and feel free to visit Temple's youtube tribute page at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTvi6yy4A-208lDZ0xicEQFI4rR_QRTjz&jct=KSHFXdSCOh_Z9Cg9qHl60b64dLhRyw

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