Steven Douglas ‘Doug’ Maples Jr.


Graveside services for Steven Douglas “Doug” Maples Jr., 42, of Granbury will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Dominic Valero will officiate. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the funeral home.

Steven Douglas “Doug” Maples Jr. passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Fort Worth. He was born Jan. 12, 1971, in Cleburne to Steven Douglas “Steve” Sr. and Bobbie Elaine Bicknell Maples.

Doug served in the United States Army Reserves. He graduated with a master’s degree in communication from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he enjoyed time as a DJ on the campus radio station. He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed spending time in his garden.

Doug worked as a computer development technician at UTA for 10 years before working with American International Group Incorporated (AIG). He was a member of Eastern Heights Church.

Doug enjoyed writing as a freelance writer during Ann Richards campaign and Selena’s career, both. He had already written one book and was working on another at the time of his death. It has been said that he was liked by everyone. Doug’s sense of humor and fun loving nature will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his parents, Steve and Elaine Maples; brother, Chad Maples; grandfather, H.A. Bicknell; nieces, Christa Maples and Matahna Maples; numerous aunts and uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bobbie Jo Bicknell, Doug Maples and Elaine Maples Cross.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1200 Summit, Suite 440, Fort Worth, TX 76102.