Gary Maupin, 71 of Johnson City passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his residence with his family at his side. He was a native of Johnson City and was a son of the late Paul and Dessiree Hardin Maupin. Gary was the former owner of Med-O2 Medical Equipment and had worked previously at North Electric Inc. He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy. Gary was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Elizabethton where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a former member of Riverview Baptist in Erwin where he had served as a Deacon. Gary enjoyed boating, traveling, painting, photography, hiking, bike riding and most of all loved the Lord, his church, singing in the choir and his family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Eddie Maupin; a sister-in-law, Geneva Dugger Depew and his mother-in-law, Frances Dugger.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Ruth Dugger Maupin; a daughter, Jennifer Maupin of Johnson City; a son, Landon Maupin and his fiancée, Bridgett Tipton both of Johnson City; a brother, Ronnie Maupin of Jonesborough; a brother-in-law, Leonard Dugger and wife, Sandra; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Price and husband, Jess; three nieces, Denise Maupin, Glenda Crowe and Rebecca Dugger.
Funeral services for Gary will be conducted at 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Zion Baptist Church, 1982 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton with Dr. Alan King, Rev. David Foster and Dr. Curtis Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Roselawn Memory Park. Active pallbearers will be Teddy Greenwell, Carl Hyder, his nephew, Mark Depew, Bruce Hall, Willie McVey, Terry Wilson, Brian Glover and Lynn Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Dugger, Jess Price, Bud Glover, Ronnie Webb, Jim Cain, nephews, James Price, Joe Price and the Deacons of Zion Baptist Church. Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to meet at Zion Baptist Church by 10:15 AM Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Zion Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Avalon Hospice, Home and Health Medical Equipment, Dr. Robert Allen, Connie Pate, staff of Quality of Life Helathcare and Betty and Ivan Castle for their care and compassion they have provided.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Maupin family. 423-928-2245