Thomas Eugene “Gene” Marples, of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Clementsville, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Vero Beach. He was 75.
Born on January 4, 1948, in Clementsville, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Unas and Sophie Mae Allen Marples. Gene was a lumber broker for Marquette Lumber Company. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed golfing and was very proud of a hole-in-one that he accomplished. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan.
Gene is survived by his wife, Rhonda Thomas Marples of Vero Beach, Florida; a son, Aaron Marples of Campbellsville; a daughter, Joanne (Mickey) Marples Jansen of Louisville; two brothers, Dale (Barbara) Marples and Jeff (Karen) Marples, both of Liberty; his mother-in-law, Alberta “Granny Bird” Thomas of Russell Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Elton Marples.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Barnes and Bro. Danny Stephens officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on Friday, March 17, 2023 and from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.