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James Stanley Capps, 90, Summer Shade, KY (1925-2015)

He had retired from Louisville Water Co. and was of the Methodist faith.He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Metcalfe County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded family. He was the son of the late Jim and Florence Riley Capps and the husband of Ruth Smith Capps, who survives. He leaves 14 direct living descendants.
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James Stanley Capps, age 90, of Summer Shade, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton, KY.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 6, 2015, at 3pmCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Brother Meryl Young and Brother Joe Wilcoxson officiating and burial to follow in the Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation will begin Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1pmCT, until 8pmCT, and on Monday after 7amCT until time of services.

James Stanley Capps, 90, Summer Shade, KY (1925-2015)

Born January 9, 1925 in Cumberland County, he was a son of the v. He died Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 90 years, five months, and 25 days.

He retired from Louisville Water Co. and was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include the following:
  • Two sons: Steve (Glenda) Capps, and Phillip (Rachel) Capps, both of Shepherdsville, KY

  • One sister: Sylvia Riddle, Louisville, KY

  • One brother: Hayden Capps, Leitchfield, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Nathan (Mindy) Capps, Kelsey (Jason) Walls, Travis (Jennifer) Howlett, Tanner (Bessie) Capps, and James Trevor Capps

  • Seven great grandchildren
He was preceded in death besides his parents, by six brothers, Henry, Jerri, Clelan, Rayman, Martin, and Jim; and six sisters, Frances, Minnie, Pollie, Gertrude, Bettie and Florence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaumont Cemetery or the Summer Shade Fire Department.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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