Leroy Maupin Sr., 86, of Cherokee Village died July 6, 2002, at John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born July 16, 1916, in San Diego, he was the son of Clarence King Maupin and Lyda Keplew Maupin. He was a retired mechanic for Ford Motor Company and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He moved with his family to Sharp County in 1979 from San Diego.
He was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church in Ash Flat, served as a lay speaker for the United Methodist Church for 17 years, was a member of the United Ostomy Club in Batesville and the Kiwanis Club. He also ran the Cave City Food Room for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Maupin; three sons -- Leroy Maupin Jr. of Cave City, Joe Maupin of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and John Maupin of Dexter, Mo.; three daughters -- Lyda Jones of Cave City, Fran Dell of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Cathy Mauipin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 27 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lonie Kob.
A graveside service was July 9 at Powell's Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie with the Rev. Delbert Essen officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
Memorials can be made to the United Ostomy Foundation.