Sterling A. Maples – November 3, 2014

Maples Obit PicSterling “Sam” Albe Maples, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

A memorial celebration will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Coulter Road Baptist Church with Eddie Duncan, pastor, and Jim Benson officiating.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sam was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Canyon, to Norris and Verna Maples and raised in Wellington.  He proudly served his country and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945.  Sam married Jo Vaughn on June 22, 1946.  He was a charter member of Coulter Road Baptist Church.  He was a self-employed businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Jo, the love of his life of 68 years; three children, Anita Wynkoop and husband Bill of Phoenix, Steve Maples and wife Paula of Ft. Worth, and Paula Duncan and husband Eddie of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Alan, Shon, Misty, Preston, Porsche and Peyton; five great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, locally.

5 Responses to “Sterling A. Maples – November 3, 2014”

  1. Sheilah Mooney says:

    Dear Jo and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sterling was such a special man. I always will remember whenever he saw me he made it a point to give me a hug. Now he in Heaven with my mom and dad having a good talk and playing dominos with them. I met you in 1967 when I was only 16 at Tascosa when we moved from Roswell and I have loved you from the moment I met you. I know how Sterling and mom used to talk about people they both knew in Roswell. I will be at the service Friday. Love and prayers to the family.

  2. Sheilah Mooney says:

    Dear Jo and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sterling was such a special man. I always will remember whenever he saw me he made it a point to give me a hug. Now he in Heaven with my mom and dad having a good talk and playing dominos with them. I met you in 1967 when I was only 16 at Tascosa when we moved from Roswell and I have loved you from the moment I met you. I know how Sterling and mom used to talk about people they both knew in Roswell. I will be at the service Friday. Love and prayers to the family.

  3. Rick Blankenship says:

    Dear Friends,
    My sympathies to you at this time of loss. I always appreciated Sam being a patient of mine and I will miss his gentle giant humor and wit. I know now where Steve gets his….

    Prayers to you all.

  4. J.D. DANNER says:

    I was priviledged to serve Sterling here at the Amarillo Veterans Hospital for several years and always looked forward to his visits. We’ll miss him, but I am also certain about his new residence.

  5. Barbara Hawryluk says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you ! So sorry for your loss. Sterling was a hoot !!! He made me laugh all the time . He will be missed.

    Blessings upon you,
    Barb Heket Hawryluk

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