James A. Maupin

Published 4:20 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019

James A. Maupin, 97, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late George Hugh Maupin and Mattie Mae Nidiffer Maupin.
James graduated from Elizabethton High School and was a member of the 1938 E.H.S. state championship football team. He retired from the Maytag Company and attended Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in World War II where he was a PT Instructor.
James was an avid, serious golfer and enjoyed sports.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou Riley Maupin, and five brothers and four sisters with James being the last surviving sibling.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty Jean Whitson Maupin, of the home; a daughter, Judy Kaye Maupin Stoffle and husband William, New Orleans, La.; step-daughters, Joan Fair, Vickie Lynn Russell, Debra Reece and husband Dwight and Patty Pierce, all of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Kari Stoffle and Lori Stoffle; 10 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Diane Roberts and husband Steve, Watauga. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of James A. Maupin will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Elizabethton Church of Christ with Mr. Roby Ellis, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. Interment will follow the service on Sunday, May 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Holsclaw, Bob Lipford, Jack Cole and Bill Patterson. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Maupin family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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