LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Philanthropist and businessman Arthur “Buddy” Temple, III passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 73 after a longtime battle with cancer.
A family acquaintance confirmed the death happened at his home in Lufkin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Temple served as a state representative and on the Texas Railroad Commission.
Temple is the son of Arthur Temple, Jr. and was good friends with Congressman Charlie Wilson.
He's survived by his wife, three daughters and a stepson.