Dwayne Warren Maples
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Dwayne Warren Maples 1949 - 2012 Dwayne Warren Maples passed away at home on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Dwayne was born in Bakersfield, CA, on April 18, 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanford and Edythe Maples; as well as his mothers- and fathers-in-law. He is survived by his cherished wife and best friend, Wilma Maples; his children, Johnny and David Maples, Scott Cambell, Robert Montes, and Jennifer and Janelle Oxford; his grandchildren, Christopher, Savannah, and Dustin Brown, Cody, Austin, and Justin Boetger, and Michael and Dwayne Lopez. He also leaves behind his brothers, Dean, Tom, Tim, and Charles Maples; and his sister, Blythe Towery. We will all miss his humor, his stories, and the beautiful music he played to entertain so many. May God bless Dwayne and his family. Family and friends are invited to visit Dwayne on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. A memorial service will be held at His House of Refuge, 106 Wilson Ave. in Oildale, on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com Greenlawn Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits

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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 25, 2012.
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February 20, 2012
Our thought are with the family. So sorry for there loss. I knew and worked with Dwayne at Mohawk Refinery. He was a great person. I haven't seen him for some years. I so shocked to here this. Please except our condoinces. Linda and Donnie Young
Donnie Young
January 29, 2012
You and your music will be missed by all that have ever met you and have heard you play. You and your families are in my prayers and thoughts.
Julie (Lomprey) Sharp
January 28, 2012
To the maples family
our thoughts and prayers are with you...we are sorry for your loss....
he was a good man!!! he will be missed-
johnny and Pat Hughes
(and girls)
January 26, 2012
Dwayne will be greatly missed. I spent 13 years of my life with Dwayne and was blessed with helping to raise 4 wonderful sons. We all have memories of Dwayne that we will have in our hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers go out for Wilma , her family and all of the Maples family. My thoughts,prayers and love go out to my other son's Johnny and David. Much love to you all Carolyn,Scott and Robert
Carolyn Bridges
January 26, 2012
6th grade Edison school 1960-61
Dwayne what can I say, we've known each other since the 50's, grew up with some good kids and neighborhood. The bad part about getting older is you lose contact with so many of your early day friends, wished we could have been in touch more. God be with you Dwayne and my condolences to all the family.
Charles Lynch
January 26, 2012
Donna,Judy, & I were saddened to hear of Dwayne's death. Our thoughts & prayers are certainly with all of you. Dwayne has called me to keep me updated on our California family for the last several years. I'll miss those calls. My favorite memory of my big cousin was when I was a very small 12 year old. A neighborhood bully merely walked by me. But, I guess, Dwayne did not like the way he looked at me. The next thing I knew he was dangling about three inches from the ground with Dwayne's hands aroung his throat. They calmly discussed the matter. That has been nearly 50 years ago & that kid has still not got the nerve to look me in the eye. He was so very strong. I'll miss my protector, his phone calls, & how he never let distance deter him from keeping in touch. God Bless. Rob Hensley (Anaconda, MT)
January 25, 2012
It's been a long time since we talked but you will be missed your friend
Kenneth Baker
January 25, 2012
Thanks for sharing your music and leaving many great memories. Now, there is only a silence in Bakersfield music where there was once a great honky-tonk piano man........
Johnny Herrell
January 25, 2012
Wilma, my thoughts will always be with you and the Maple family. Your family will always be in my heart as well as Dwayne. He was my best friend and he will be missed. May God be with you and give you strength at this time.
Jeff Mittelman
January 25, 2012
You will be greatly missed my prayers go out to the family. I have been friends with Dwayne for over 50 years we went to grade school together. God bless
Peggy Thoms ( culwell)
January 25, 2012
Wilma:
Our thoughts,prayers & condolences are with you,the kids & also with Blythe & his brothers.
Dwayne was a part of our family for many years & he remained friends with us through all of these years.
Just know our hearts are with you during this time of grief.
Dwayne will be missed by many but remembered by all that knew him, whether it was through his music or just as an aquaintance. May God be with you & give you the strength & comfort you need during this time.
Ron & Linda Yohn
Linda Yohn
January 25, 2012
I will miss my friend. What great times we had, making great music.
Leroy Sanders
January 25, 2012
Uncle Dewayne you will always be apart of us. Never will forget the times when YOU would play music for us.
IDA SUE
January 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Roger & Cathy Jackson
January 25, 2012
DAD YOU MAY GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE THINGS YOU TAUGHT ME AND SHARED WITH ME ALL MY LIFE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN KEEP PLAYING THOSE KEYS FOR EVERONE IN HEAVEN LOVE ALWAYS YOUR DAUGHTER JENNIFER ANN
January 25, 2012
I'm proud to have had as great a friend as Dwayne. It has been a pleasure to have listened to your music and even share a stage with you. It is very understandable why your sister "Blondie" has always been so proud of you. Thanks for being there for us last year when we lost my Dad. Thank you for being a friend. Joe and Dawn Stormont
Joe Stormont
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