James A. Maple, age 64 of Baytown, TX
Birth: Apr. 22, 1937
Death: Aug. 13, 2001
Born in Rushville, Indiana, the oldest of seven children of Kenneth and Nellie Maple. A major contributor to the engineering design of the 800-mile long Tans-Alalska Pipeline. Received three patents for his development of innovative support systems that enabled the Alaska Pipeline to cross unstable permafrost zones. US Navy Civil Engineering Corps and in the US Naval Reserve, retiring in 1992 with the rank of Commander. Preceded in death by his parents.
Burial: Sterling White Chapel and Cemetary in Highlands, TX.