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In Memoriam

Robert Ernest Fitz, Jr.

A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind

 

We regret to inform all of the Alumni and the class of

1962 that Robert Fitz died Tuesday November 22, 2016.

 

 

Robert Ernest Fitz, Jr., (Bob) of Lewisburg, TN passed away on November 22, 2016, following heart and renal failure, and a long bout with Lyme disease.

 

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

After graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Bobís career path took him to Tennessee where he met and married the lovely Patricia Lynn Fell in 1974. Bob and Patty settled on farmland in Lewisburg where he continued his successful career in software quality control and statistics, retiring from the missile defense industry as a network engineer.

In addition to Patty and his career, Bob enjoyed a bit of farming and he loved to whittle. Among his crafty creations were beautiful flowers that became known as "Possum Blossoms." In time, Bob became quite well known for these creations and he and his "Possum Blossoms" were featured in many articles, as well as on the PBS television show, "Tennessee Crossroads."

 

Bob is survived by his wife, Patty, and his mother, three brothers, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on December 9, 2016, at the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg.

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Information and left photo were obtained from an obituary published in the Marshall County Tribune on November 30, 2016.

 

Right photo from the Lee High School yearbook, the 1962 Shield

 

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 www.milwardfuneral.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/galaxgazette/obituary.aspx?pid=161843380#sthash.CXtZltiA.dpuf
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 www.milwardfuneral.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/galaxgazette/obituary.aspx?pid=161843380#sthash.CXtZltiA.dpuf