STANLEY - William "Don" Capps, 82, passed away Jan. 4, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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He was born March 12, 1930, in Gaston County son of the late Marvin L. Capps and Ila Holland Capps.
Mr. Capps was a member of Sunset Lane Baptist Church, Bessemer City where he loved to sing in the choir. Don loved to bowl and was on the Golden Seniors bowling team. He served in the US Army.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Road, Gastonia officiated by the Rev. Dick Hannah.
The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, with military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
Mr. Capps is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jayne and Gene Ratchford Jr.; grandchildren, Heather Ratchford, William Ratch-ford and wife Julie; great-grandson, Ethan Ratchford.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Slaton Capps; brothers, R.B. and Roy Capps, Marvin Capps Jr.; sisters, Thelma Stewart, Maybelle Bollinger, Irene Waldrop, Vida Lynn.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-867-5521.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 5, 2013