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Obituary for Ray Allen Maples

Doyle resident Ray Allen Maples passed away on October 2, 2022 at his home. Ray was born on January 2, 1950 in Kingsport, Tennessee to the Reverend Daniel W. and Patricia Kauth Maples.

Ray lived a life of compassion, honesty, kindness, love, and patience toward others, and he expected nothing in return. He was a listener and a keen observer of people’s true character. He lived a simple life of service to his country and community. He appreciated everything he had.

Ray was a graduate of White County High School and Tennessee Tech University; proud US Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam era; owned and operated Maples Cabinets; former White County School Board member; former Doyle Fire Department chief; former Doyle Community Club and PTO president. He was a member of Doyle First Baptist Church.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Linda Sue Turner, and brother-in-law, Franklin Turner.

Ray is survived by his wife, Kay Maples; son, Allen Maples and wife, Billie; daughter, Michelle Maples; grandson, Jacob Maples; granddaughter, Anna Maples; sister, Barbara Honeycutt and husband, Dr. Dean; nephews, Jonathan Honeycutt, Dr. Paul Honeycutt and wife, Patricia, Christopher Turner and wife, Lori, David Turner; mother-in-law, Luzelle Mason; and several great nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Honeycutt, Christopher Turner, and Jason Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery in the Veteran's Garden with full military rites by the Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will welcome friends on Wednesday from 12:00 PM until time of the service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Cookeville VA, Kindred Hospice, UCHRA transportation, and Visiting Angels Respite for the kindness you have shown to Ray during his illness.

Pallbearers: Jonathan Honeycutt, Dr. Paul Honeycutt, Anna Maples, Jacob Maples, Christopher Turner, David Turner and Dewayne Wilson,

Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Eller, Donny Haley, Phillip Knowles, Ernie Raper, and Herschel Wells

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Veteran's Honor Guard.

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