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.Print Obituary & Condolences