James Capps

James Capps

James Reginald Capps, 92, of 1419 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Kindred  Care.  Mr. Capps was the son of the late John Franklin Capps and Sally Avy Thompson Capps and the husband of Caddie Capps. James, a decorated Army Veteran of World War II, received a Purple Heart for his actions during combat.  After moving to Elizabeth City, he became involved in Little League baseball serving as a coach for twelve years.  After his years of coaching youth sports, James served on the board of the Elizabeth City Boys Club for a number of years.  In his mid-forties, James found a new passion, golf.  Playing with a group of friends referred to as the “Capps Group”, James continued to play long into his retirement.

Besides his wife, Mr. Capps  is survived by two sons, Ralph Capps and wife, Sharon of Raleigh, NC and John Capps and wife, Nancy of Henderson, NC; a sister, Christine Pittman of Clarksville, VA; six grandchildren, Melissa Hurteau, James Capps, Beth Carroll, Benjy Capps, Kathy Smart and  John Capps, Jr. and eleven great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his first wife, Martha Capps, a son, James Franklin Capps and three brothers, Frank Capps, Floyd Capps and Lawrence Capps.

A memorial service will be Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service at a reception in the church fellowship hall and at all other times at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC  27909 or to the charity of one’s choice.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Capps family.  Online  condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Lorraine Orr on July 26th, 2013 4:49 pm

    Ralph
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. It was an honor to have met your father; I know his spirit with live on with you and the many others that knew him.
    God bless you and your family
    Lorraine


  2. john muir on July 26th, 2013 11:13 pm

    ralph sorry to hear of ur loss


  3. Lorraine Stephens on July 27th, 2013 11:04 am

    Ralph,
    It is evident where your good heart and desire to serve originated. Your father was a wonderful man and I am sure you and your family will miss him.

    Hold on to the memories and stories that fill your hearts and minds. He will live forever within you.

    Sincerely,
    Lorraine Stephens


  4. Pepe Caudillo on July 28th, 2013 2:17 pm

    Ralph,

    I am sorry for your and your family’s loss. Now, I feel lucky that I met your father in a special day for you. I know this is a tiny rock dropped in a lake that will ripple the water but with enough time, the water will recover its original shape. I guess that is what we are: little pebbles thrown to the water.

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with your father, you and your family!

    Sincerely,

    Pepe.


  5. Mark Lee on July 28th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Ralph, so sorry for your loss, after reading about your father I imagine you were very close as you both are very dedicated and involved in many aspects of the community. we are praying for God to comfort you.

    Mark


  6. Frankie Huggins on July 29th, 2013 11:33 am

    John & Ralph,

    I’m glad to have known your dad. He coached me in Little League. Him being a volunteer coach for that many years tells me how much he cared for the community and the kids in the community.
    Ya’ll were blessed with great parents.
    I know that this is just a temporary separation and you be with them again.


  7. Frankie Huggins on July 29th, 2013 11:34 am

    John & Ralph,

    I’m glad to have known your dad. He coached me in Little League. Him being a volunteer coach for that many years tells me how much he cared for the community and the kids in the community.
    Ya’ll were blessed with great parents.
    I know that this is just a temporary separation and you be with him again.


  8. Mitchell Chris Sawyer on July 29th, 2013 1:26 pm

    One fine mentor for a lot of young men myself included. He will be missed!


  9. Sandra Helms McPherson on July 31st, 2013 10:07 am

    Dear Ralph and John,
    Weston and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great person and a large asset to our community. You were so blessed to have had a great Mom and Dad.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.
    Sandra & Weston


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