Donald Ratcliff Maples, 87, died Monday, October 1, 2018.
Don was born October 17, 1930 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School, Class of 1947. Don was a retired Weatherford Banker, and was a recipient of the 50 year Banker Award by the Texas Bankers Association in 2009. His banking career began at age 17, as a teller, and bookkeeper in Fort Worth. At age 23, he was drafted into the United States Army and served for two years in Alaska in the Finance Corps. Don returned to banking and held positions as Vice President, President and Chairman and CEO of banks in Fort Worth, Abilene, and Weatherford. After retirement, he worked as a Texas Real Estate Broker.Don was known as a kind-hearted man and will be dearly missed by family and friends.He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Morris; father, Walter Maples; son, Grant Maples; and sister, Patti Johnson.He is survived by his wife, Betty Maples; son, John Maples; daughter, Judith Maples and husband, Nalin Kumar; step-daughter, Virginia Evitt and husband, Gary; sisters, Duane Haynes and Carol Maples; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 123 S. Waco St., Weatherford.Interment: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas.Visitation: 9–10:30 a.m. Wednesday at White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.