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Ken Maples 1952-2013

Ken Maples

Kenneth Del Maples, 61, of Parker, Texas passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Medical City Dallas.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Woodcreek Church, 3400 East Renner in Richardson, Texas. Pastor Randy Huett from Life Community Church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Restland Funeral Home at 13005 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

Ken was born March 16, 1952 in Gunter, Texas to Willie Maples and the late Austin Maples. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1970 and completed his technical training at United Electronics Institute in Oklahoma City. He worked as an electrical engineer for over 40 years, beginning his career at Texas Instruments in Dallas in 1972. He was a founding partner of Eclipse Electronic Systems and retired as the Director of Operations in December of 2012 after 17 years of service.

Ken was member of Woodcreek Church with his wife, Donna. He enjoyed farming, gardening, inventing and tinkering with all things mechanical. He was passionate about giving back and was involved with a number of charities, including Sharing Life Community Outreach in Mesquite, Texas and the Cure Cancer Foundation in Lubbock, Texas.

Ken’s greatest delight, however, was his family and modeling a gentle and Godly spirit for them.

He is preceded in death by his father, Austin Maples; mother-in-law, Mandy Williams; and father-in-law, Rube Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna; his son, Ryan Maples and wife, Carrie of Richardson; granddaughters, Macey and Shelby Maples of Richardson; son, Drew Maples of Garland, Texas and finance, Randee Ferguson; daughter Tamara Maples of Kerrville, Texas; mother, Willie Maples of Dumas; brothers, Billy Maples of Woodward, Okla. and Trenton Maples and wife, Darlenne of Amarillo; sister, Sharon Maples and husband, Brad of Panhandle.

Memorials may be made Ken’s honor to the Cure Cancer Foundation, Box 54150, Lubbock, TX 79453 or online at www.CCancer.org.

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