Emmett Raymond Capps, 70, of 3191 U.S. 13 N., died Friday at Pitt Memorial Hospital.
A native of Wayne County, he was the son of the late Bennie and Roberta Ballree Capps.
Mr. Capps had worked as a truck driver with Elliott Packing Company and was the former owner and operator of Capps Store in the Hood Swamp Community.
Along with his love for horses, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Capps enjoyed the softball games at Saulston, and was known for going early to get a good seat at each game.
A funeral service will be held today at 6 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grady and the Rev. Ralph Parker officiating. Interment will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.
Mr. Capps is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lola Mae Capps; his daughters, Carol Brogden Futrell and husband, Jerry, of Dudley, and Trisha Capps Stroud and husband, Stewart, of Kenansville; his sons, Ricky Capps and wife, Freida, of Saulston, and Tony Capps and wife, Delana, of LaGrange; his grandchildren, Rebeckah Turner and husband, David, Jessica Whaley and special friend, Tobby Best, T.J. Capps, Wesley Capps, Natalie Capps, Chad Brogden, Lorenda Brogden, Anthony Brogden, Ashley Johnson, and Austin Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Jasmin Turner, Tobby Jakob-Ray Best; his sisters, Betty Capps Siltzer and husband, Mack, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Barbara Capps Gonzales and husband, Ralph, of Surf City, Marie Capps Tyre and husband, Darrell, of Williamston, and Eileen Capps Schwab and husband, Don, of Chicago, Ill.; and his brothers, Bennie Lee Capps and wife, Annie, of Goldsboro, and Roy Capps and wife, Liz, of Shallotte.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jewel Capps Potts and Julia Capps Langston, his brother, Frank Capps, and his son-in-law, James R. Brogden Jr.
The family will receive friends today following the service and other times at the home of Tony and Delana Capps, 207 Waldenwoods Drive, LaGrange.
Published in Obituaries on November 28, 2004 8:36 AM