Maples, Wilce (Cleveland)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wilce Maples, 78, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at the family residence. 

Mr. Maples was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church where he previously served as Sunday School teacher and church treasurer. He was also ordained as a deacon in 1983. He was previously employed with World Carpets in Dalton GA., with many years of service and from there became a poultry farmer from which he retired. Mr. Maples loved to fish and hunt.

He was the son of the late James and Ruth Maples; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Issac, Glenn, Gene and Frank Maples; and by his sisters, Pauline Scarbrough and Guilda Reagan. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Maples; his children and their spouses, Candy and Keith Lowe, Cinda and Chris Jerfie, Randy and Susan Maples all of Cleveland and Bryan and Michelle Maples of Chattanooga; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Phillips of Chatsworth and Carol Brown of Cleveland; brothers, James Maples and his wife Joyce of Downers Grove IL, Tom Maples and George and Shirley Maples all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday January 18, at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Rev. Marvin Carr and Rev. Roy Tatum officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Cemetery with Guinn Stinnett, Doyle Beard, Justin Maples, David Scott, Kevin Brown and Drew Maples Wright serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.



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