Three days after suffering a heart attack, 86-year-old Arthur Temple has passed away. His family is credited with establishing the town of Diboll and bringing the timber industry to East Texas.
Several civic, education and health buildings around the area are named in his honor. The T-L-L Temple Foundation has awarded grants to many area projects. Temple is founder of Temple Inland in Diboll. Jack Sweeney, president of Temple Inland says "Arthur Temple was a man that did a lot of good for a lot of people for a long time."