The Jimmie Hale Mission family is mourning the unexpected and tragic passing of maintenance supervisor Craig Temple, who lost his life in a traffic accident Wednesday evening.

Temple celebrated his 16th anniversary with the organization just last week, and was known as the “go-to guy” for virtually any problem or need at all three Mission locations. His daily focus was on how he could better serve others and make a difference in the kingdom of God, and the number of clients and staff that have been forever impacted by his life is incalculable.

We have already received numerous stories from individuals both within the Mission and the surrounding community about the influence Craig had on their lives. We can’t sufficiently express the depth of our pain at this incredible tragedy, but are finding peace in knowing that Craig was a child of God!

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to express their condolences, and we asked that you please continue to keep Temple’s family, friends and coworkers in your prayers during this difficult time.