Charles E. Charlie Maple

Charles E. "Charlie" Maple

Death 22 Nov 2006 (aged 74)
Burial Kosse, Limestone County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 16788231 · View Source
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PEARSALL - Charles E. "Charlie" Maple, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Ebenezer Cemetery near Kosse with Jerry Lockhart officiating. Arrangements were by Crofts Funeral Home of Johnson City.

Mr. Maple was born June 9, 1932, in Oklahoma City. He served as fire and police reporter for the Amarillo Globe-Times.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia Martin Maple; a daughter, Carol Maple Chatfield of Houston; three sons, David Maple of Elk City, Okla., Mark Maple of Bullard and Ted Maple of Pearsall; a stepsister, Gail Deaton of Portales, N.M.; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to the Boy Scouts of America or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 26, 2006
Mr. Maple was a veteran journalist and worked for numerous papers, the last being my newspaper, The Times at Shreveport. Could you add this information? Here is local information we ran:

Mr. Maple was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 9, 1932 and moved to Claude, Texas, in 1948 where he graduated from Claude High School in 1950. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1954, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism as well as a commission in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps.

He served in the army for two years, 1954-1956, at Ft. Lee, Va.; Ft Bragg, N.C. and Ft. Jackson, S.C. He was promoted to first lieutenant while on active duty as battalion operations and training officer at Ft. Bragg. He was a captain in the reserves until resigning his commission in 1981.

Upon completion of his military duty, he returned to West Texas, and served as fire and police reporter for the Amarillo, Texas, Globe-Times. He later became associate editor and state editor of the Shreveport Times.

He also served as executive vice president of Chambers of Commerce in Minden, Sapulka, Okla., and Jacksonville, Texas, before he became assistant Superintendent of the Texas State Railroad State Historical Park at Rusk, Texas in 1981.

He retired from the state parks systems in 1993 because of ill health. He and his wife were living in Pearsall, Texas at the time of his death.

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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 25 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16788231
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles E. "Charlie" Maple (9 Jun 1932–22 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16788231, citing Ebenezer Cemetery, Kosse, Limestone County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .