Martin Eugene Maples(1949 - 2012)

Martin Eugene Maples, 63
Martin Eugene Maples, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday Dec. 8, 2012.
Survivors include his wife, partner, and main squeeze of 36 years, Sarah A. Liddle, of Shawsville, Va.
He was the son of Bobbie Maples and the late Charles Maples of Lexington, Ky. He was born Sept. 12, 1949 into the life of a military family and all that that encompassed.
He always had an encouraging word if you were down, helpful advice if you needed it, and a warm and welcoming smile.
Because of the suddenness of Martin's passing, a celebration of a life well lived, will be planned for spring 2013.
Sarah requests that contributions be made to one of these organizations: The Central VA Post Polio Support Group, 14606 Talleywood Ct, Chester, Va. 23831; The Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild, 7197 Floyd Hwy S., Willis, Va. 24380-4025, of which Martin was a founding member; or the Shawsville Ministerial Association Food Pantry, P.O. Box 248, Shawsville, Va. 24162, where he volunteered.
We miss him terribly, and the world is much diminished without him.
As his journal entry from April 30, 2012 states, "We do have to continue in faith, patience and grace."
Online condolences may be made at
Published in Galax Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2012