Robert Kirk Maples, 57, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., passed awayWednesday, March 9, 2011.He was born in Chattanooga, attended Chattanooga City High School and graduated in 1971. He earned his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. His career was in the I.T. field.Preceded in death by his mother, Cora Lee Kuykendall Maples; his father, Charles Coleman Maples and grand-niece, Sarah A. Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Helen Maples; his sister, Martha Maples Knight; brother, Charles David Maples; sister-in-law, Liselotte G. Maples; nieces, Velvet Knight Leete, Anne Maples Vaught, Eva Maples and several other family members. His love of travel led him several times to Europe where he met his lovely wife. "He loved the outdoors, camping, going to the beach, bike riding and tennis. We will always cherish our memories of the good times we spent with Bob, and of his love and kindness for his wife and family.There will be graveside services at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, with the Rev. Tim Sharp officiating. The family will welcome visitors at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.