John "Gladson" Capps

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ZIRCONIA - John "Gladson" Capps, 87, a lifelong resident of Henderson County, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday June 7, 2014. He was the son of the late Sam and Pearl Levi Capps.
In addition to his parents, Gladson was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Bertha Ballard Capps, a brother, George Capps, a sister Carrie Capps Maybin and a great-grandson, Christopher B. Capps.
He is survived by his sons Bennett G. Capps and wife Sheila, and Reverend Bobby Capps, both of Zirconia; daughters Lynn Capps Osteen and husband Curtis of Zirconia and Millie Capps Campbell and husband Reverend Ricky Campbell of Mountain City, Tenn.
He had six grandchildren: Stacy Nix, Ben Capps, Michael Capps, Lauren Capps, Jonathan Campbell and Bethany Warden. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Brooke, Kelly, Dena, Ella, Thomas, Samuel, Wyatt, McKayla and Hannah.
Gladson was a World War II veteran and served in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home he was a farmer and carpenter. He worked at Camps Greystone and Falling Creek for over forty years. He was a member and former deacon of Cedar Springs Baptist Church.
A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed, but we know we will see him in heaven one day.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Monday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home. A private graveside service will follow on Tuesday.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Published in The Times-News from June 9 to June 10, 2014
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