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Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home

1504 Loop Road, Jacksonville, AR

Phone: 501-982-2136

Merle P. Maples, Sr.

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Published: November 30, 2012

Merle P. Maples, Sr. age 77, of Lonoke passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was born July 16, 1935 in Little Rock to the late Sam P. Maples and Helen Rushing. He was a retired United States Army Veteran who served during Korea and Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Maples and one son Mike Maples.

He is survived by his children; Merle Presley Maples, Jr. and wife Brenda, Mark Maples and wife Centra, Martin Maples and wife Karen, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren with one on the way, and two great-great-grandchildren. He is survived by one sister Tilly Strandridge, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Chapel of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Arkansas Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at

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