Eva Lou Kirby Maynard
November 17, 1929 - April 24, 2023

Eva Marilou Kirby Maynard, 93, of Smyrna, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 24, 2023. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 17, 1929 to the late, Milburn Lee and Clellie Cantrell Kirby and had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life. She was a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church as well as Canaan Baptist Church in Rossville, Georgia. She retired from Cutter Laboratories in 1982 after more than 22 years of service as a Lead Operator, then operated her own beauty shop for many years. She was very talented and loved quilting, crocheting, painting and writing. She was a collector of rocks, dishes and dolls. She had an independent spirit and held strong Christian beliefs. She enjoyed reading her Bible and spending time with family and friends. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Edward Maynard; son, David Maynard; granddaughter, Stephanie Maynard; siblings, Melvin Kirby, Pauline Lemmons, Emma Stanley and Treva Sharp; and son-in-law, Marshall Gupton, Jr.

Survivors include her three children, Lynda Maynard Gupton, Gary and Karen Maynard, and Stephen Maynard; brother, David and Linda Kirby; sisters, Ruth Light, Mary Stone and Judy Daugherty; sister-in-law, Sue Simmons; 11 grandchildren: Valerie Gupton Landkammer, Ed Maynard, Shaun Millsaps, Kristin Gupton McDade, Tiffany Maynard, Kerri Maynard, Jennifer Cox, Adam Cox, Heather Shelton, Shannon Holcomb; 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Visitation

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555

Service/Mass

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave,
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Funeral Home in Charge

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555