06/28/12 — R. CRAIG CAPPS

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July 22, 1947-June 26, 2012

LAGRANGE -- Russell Craig Capps, 64, LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Craig was born July 22, 1947, in Wayne County to Marjorie Capps Hensley of Goldsboro and the late William Lenwood Capps.

Craig served four years with the United States Navy.

He then embarked on a 40-year career as a professional truck driver, and for the last 27 years worked with Southeastern Freight.

He was a member of Garris Chapel United Methodist Church.

Craig was well-known for his sense of humor, his ability to tell a story and his love of family and children. He was an avid follower of the University of North Carolina basketball, and enjoyed surf fishing, a round of golf, cooking on the grill and cutting the grass. Craig also enjoyed Western movies and attending air shows with his brother.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Interment will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.

In addition to his mother, Craig is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie Vinson Capps; two sons, Scott Capps and wife, Kelly, of Goldsboro and Steven Capps and fiancee, Christina Belden, of Goldsboro; his beloved canine companion, Oreo; brother, Bill Capps and wife, Jean, of Raleigh; sister, Francine Capps of Virginia; mother-in-law, Norma Ann Vinson of LaGrange; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cindy Vinson of LaGrange and Diane and Jerry Mitchell of Goldsboro; three stepgrandchildren, Haley, Katie and Braxton; and a number of special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Craig was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Capps.

The family will receive friends Thursday following the service, and at other times it will be at the home of Mrs. Norma Ann Vinson, 1689 Piney Grove Road, LaGrange.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Broken Chains Ministry, c/o The Bridge Church, 188 Whitley Church Road, Princeton, N.C., 27569, or Garris Chapel United Methodist Church, 823 Piney Grove Road, LaGrange, N.C., 28551.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on June 28, 2012 1:50 PM