Don E. Maples, 84, of West Liberty, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at home.
He was born in Claiborne County, Tenn., on May 28, 1933, to the late Wade and Roxie Hurst Maples.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen Maples; grandsons, Nathan Maples and Ethan Heffner; and brothers, Lee, Dean and Robert Maples.
Don is survived by his wife, the former Marylyn Joan Walker whom he married in Claiborne County, Tenn., on May 28, 1955.; a son, Don J. (Wendy) Maples; daughters, Barbara (Clayton) Eads and Jill (Rick) Heffner; grandchildren, Sara (Luke) Varner, Brad Maples, Jaclyn (Brett) Perucki and Jessica (Ryan) Hamill; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jack and Jessa Varner and Natalie Perucki; brothers, Fleetwood (Vivian) Maples of Wapakoneta, Joe (Della) Maples, Carl (DeAnna) Maples and Mike (Betsy) Maples, all of New Tazewell, Tenn.; and sisters, Cinda Russell of Guston, Ky., and Virginia (W.T.) Williams of Tazewell, Tenn.
Don came to Ohio when he was 18 and began working in road construction as a laborer. He then became a grader operator for the Rhoten Construction Company and later for the Heffner Construction Company. He was highly skilled in that field of work, took great pride in it, and enjoyed pointing out roads he helped build to family members on road trips. He left road construction to become a full-time farmer in 1975.
Don was a devoted husband to his wife and loving father to his children and their families. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, where the funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. Burial follows in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Board of DD Foundation (memo: Handicap Inclusive Parks), 1851 W, State Route 47, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.