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Second Baptist Church
Saturday June 18th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Funeral Service

Second Baptist Church
Saturday June 18th, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Nick Ryan Maples

Nick Ryan maples, 22 of the Clever and Nixa community, left his family and friends on June 13, 2022. Nick was born on August 11, 1999, to Scott and Leah Maples.


Nick was raised in a farm full of life and love of for the animals that he took care of. He played football at Nixa and always looked up to coach Wickwar. The bond that coach Wickwar and Nick had was an amazing and one-of-a-kind bond. He enjoyed spending his times outdoors hunting and fishing with his family and friends.


Nick was a good strong Christian man. More than anything he loved his family, farm, friends, animals, and guns. Nick would drop anything to stop and pet an animal and have his family or friends behind him to tell him to KEEP moving. His family did not just involve his parents, brothers, or cousins, but his football and military brothers as well.


Nick is a goofball but was loved instantly by anyone that met him. We hope that everyone that knew him would remember all the good memories they have had and the character that everyone knew Nick had.


Although his life was cut short, he will live in our hearts and remember the joy that he brought to all those around us. Nick will never be forgotten, and he will forever be watching over us all.


Nick is survived by his father and mother Scott and Leah Maples; his brother Kyle Maples and wife Lauren Maples; brother Alex Allen; along with his military and football brothers. 


In leiu of flowers memorial  contributions are asked to be given to Community Foundations of the Ozarks with your gift going to Nick Maples Rememberance Fund for Suicide Preventions   https://4agc.com/donation_pages/4b30246a-6746-4fff-b0ff-b71f5496e37c?gift_id=bb51ed8d-557a-4b25-b824-c86846e53cd0

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Went to boot camp with Maples and he was one tough dude. He was always there for everyone and a friendly smile to share stories with of farm life and guns. I speak for all of PLT 1031. We love him with everything we have and are sad to see him gone. Until Valhalla brother.

Matthew Moore Jun 21 2022 2:59 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with your family.

Susan Hogan Jun 21 2022 3:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nick Maples

Kayla Maloney Jun 19 2022 9:13 PM

I did not know your precious son but he served with mine in 2/3 Fox Co. My boy said Nick was his “go-to gunner” and just a really good solid guy. He is heartbroken. We are all so sorry for your loss and are praying you receive peace and comfort now & always. Know that you do not grieve alone.
Broc & Kelly Bryson

Kelly Bryson Jun 18 2022 11:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nick Maples

Hooton Family Jun 18 2022 1:50 PM

Scott and Leah, God be with you all. We are so deeply grieved with you and for you. Dennis has such fond memories of young Nick. He was a very special guy. Rest In Peace, Young Nick!
All our love,
Dennis and Anita Lowther
Much love,
Dennis and Anita Lowther

Anita Jun 17 2022 8:03 PM

Nick’s loss to so many here is Heaven’s gain. May those very best memories and times you had be at the forefront of your lives in days ahead. We hold your family in prayer for His great comfort.

Laurie And Tom Bryson Jun 17 2022 6:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nick Maples

Angie Gardner Jun 17 2022 6:55 PM

He'll be missed by the class of 2018, I had the honor of having multiple classes with this amazing guy, he made me laugh, always helped people out with what they needed, RIP Nick, we'll miss you deeply bud, thoughts and prayers for the family, you raised a great son, stay strong, and thank you for giving us the privilege to know your son

Jared Reed Jun 17 2022 6:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nick Maples

Connie R Satterlee Jun 17 2022 5:30 PM

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