Matthew Maples Jr., 31

Matthew Kent Maples Jr., 31, of rural Wabash, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Feb. 21, 1990, in Fort Wayne, to Matthew K. Maples Sr. and Billie Jo (Napier) Stamper.

Matthew was a 2008 graduate of Wabash High School. He worked at EcoLab in Huntington, Indiana. He enjoyed playing guitar, watching and playing baseball, writing music and poetry, fishing, working out, coaching Little League baseball, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Matthew K. (Amy) Maples Sr. of Huntington; mother and step-father, Billie Jo (Steve) Stamper of Wabash; four sisters, Brandi Maples of Huntington, Skyler Maples of Wabash, Devan (Chad) Lambert of North Manchester, and Sidney Stamper of Wabash; girlfriend, Brittany Kline of Fort Wayne, Indiana, grandmother, Katrina Pitts of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Charlie Easterday officiating.

Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Little League.

The memorial guest book for Matthew may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Nov 03