Revised on: 06.20.2018 at 03:21 p.m.
Posted on: 06.20.2018 at 03:20 p.m.
Don Mize Maultsby, 79, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Don was born in Gainsville, Fla., Feb. 8, 1939, to the late D.A. (Danny) Maultsby, and Marie Baker Maultsby. He grew up in Whiteville where he graduated from Whiteville High School in 1957. He attended Wofford College where he earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors in 1961.
At graduation he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, where he served two years in the position of Personnel Psychologist in New York City. In the fall of 1961 he began graduate study in Sociology at Tulane University. Following his military service he was appointed as Research Assistant at Tulane University where he received a PhD Degree. He accepted an appointment to the Faculty of Wake Forest University where he earned a MBA from Babcock School of Business and Management. Afterwards he began his career in Healthcare Administration. After retirement from Wake County as Employees Benefit Manager, he and his wife moved to Ocean Isle Beach. Those who knew him best admired him most for his character, wit, humility, kindness, integrity, concern for justice, support for others, especially those who were disadvantage, loving devotion to and gratitude for his family and friends, resilience to difficult experience, (strength especially in his battle with cancer). He is held in honor by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 25 at Brick Landing Plantation, 1882 Goose Creek Road, SW, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, Carolina Shores.
Don is survived by his wife, Nancy Maultsby, of the home; son, Wesley Tutor; grandchildren, Keith Tutor, Tyler Davis and husband Kyle, Nicholas Tutor, Megan Evans; and six great-grandchildren, all residents of Fuquay Varina. Don is also survived by his twin brother, Dan B. Maultsby and his wife, Katherine, of Spartanburg, S.C. and their sons, Alex and Baker, and their families; and a brother, Ray A. Maultsby and fiance’, Cindy Reedy of Winston-Salem and his son, Ben and daughter Meg, and their families.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.