Ralph Washburn Maynard, Jr. ’56, of Hickory, N.C., passed away Dec. 13 at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton, N.C. Maynard was born April 12, 1934, in Catawba County to the late Ralph Washburn and Estelle Pettit Maynard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Pettit Maynard ’53. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He graduated from Davidson and Southern College of Optometry. He was an optometrist for more than 40 years. Maynard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mickey Rhyne Maynard, 1009 15th Ave. NW, Hickory, NC 28601; sons, Ralph Washburn Maynard III (Lynn) and Paul Rhyne Maynard (Diane); daughter, Amanda Hoke Maynard; and five grandchildren, Suzanne Maynard, Matthew Maynard, Ashley Maynard, Brandon Maynard, and Nicholas Maynard.