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