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Larry Dale Maples
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Obituary for Larry Dale Maples

Larry Dale Maples, age 70, of Knoxville passed away suddenly on Friday morning, October 20, 2017 at his home. Larry was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was the “Punkin” Man who owned the “Punkin Shack” on Middlebrook Pike for 50 years. Larry was a Christmas light extraordinaire. He was a lead singer for Cross Connection, was a talented song writer, a fantastic guitar player and member of many gospel groups and blessed many churches with Gods word and song. Now he sings in the heavenly choir. He loved God with all his heart and looked forward to seeing Jesus. Larry loved his family and friends and was loved by all. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and June Maples. He is survived by the love of his life, Sharon Maples. Larry was Sharon’s best friend, love of her life and her one and only. He is also survived by his loving sons, Terry Maples of Knoxville, Josh (Beth) Maples of Glasgow, Kentucky; grandchildren, Terry Jr., Sara Beth, Jackson and Allie; several great grandchildren; very dear brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joni Maples of Knoxville; very close brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donnie and Patti Fox; nieces, Andrea (Kenny) Wilson, Amber (Sam) Wallen, Ashley Collins, Leah Cagley; nephew, Matt (Haley) Maples; several great nieces and nephews and so many special friends that made his life so full. The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Union Cumberland Presbyterian, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville with a Celebration of Life in music to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. on Monday at Virtue Cemetery for graveside services. Serving as pall bearers; J R Long, Matt Maples, Donnie Fox, Sam Wallen, Keith Jett and Gary Lindner. In lieu of flowers, Bible Study Fellowship, www.bsfinternational.org, Cross Connection Ministries, www.crossconnectionministries.com or to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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Visitation

Sunday

22

Oct

4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Union Cumberland Presbyterian

400 Everett Road
Knoxville, TN 37934

Service

Sunday

22

Oct

7:00 PM
Union Cumberland Presbyterian

400 Everett Road
Knoxville, TN 37934

Graveside

Monday

23

Oct

11:00 AM
Virtue Cemetery

Evans Road
Farragut, TN 37934

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