Robert Bob Capps LUBBOCK-Memorial service for Robert Bob Capps, 76, will be conducted at Oakwood Baptist Church on Monday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Marcus Murphy officiating. Bob was born in Stoddard County, Mo., on Nov. 29, 1936, to Osal and Juanita (Magee) Capps. He and Donna (Duncan) were married on Aug. 8, 1958, in Wheaton, Mo. He was employed as a petroleum engineer for Conoco for four years in Big Spring and Denver City, Texas. He then began his career with State Farm Insurance, which lasted for 37 years in Lamesa and Lubbock. While in Lamesa, he served as Chamber of Commerce president, School Board president, and Rotary Club president. He was a deacon at FBC, and served five years on the Texas Baptist Missions Commission. In 1980, he and Donna moved to Lubbock, where he became a manager for State Farm Insurance. He served as president of Lubbock Area Life Underwriters, and President of Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club. His active duty military service lasted six months, but he was in the United States Army Reserve for more than thirty years. Part of that time he was Commander of the 413th Civil Affairs Unit, Lubbock, and Commander of Selective Service Systems, Region IV, El Paso, Texas. After retirement at the end of 2000, Bob and Donna spent the better part of four years doing mission work in Australia; then he served with Marketplace Chaplains for two years. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna; daughter, Karen Drake and husband Joel of Meadow; son, Ben Capps and wife Catherine of Kansas City, Mo.; son, Ken Capps and wife Kristi of Bergen Park, Colo.; grandchildren, Erin Gaton (Tanner) of Graham, Brian Ashley of Dallas, Phillip Drake (Stephanie), and Stephanie Fleming (Chase), all of Ropesville; Jessica, Matthew, and David Capps of Kansas City; Jonas Capps of Bergen Park; and two great-grandsons, Gavin Gaton and Brayden Drake. Mr. Capps' remains will be donated to U.M.C. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Breedlove Foods 1818 N. MLK Blvd., Lubbock, TX. 79403. A tribute of Mr. Capps may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 18, 2013