William Emmitt “Dickie” Capps, 93, of Bullock, NC died Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born in Vance County on November 29, 1924, son of the late Clinton and Lucy Shearin Capps.
Dickie grew up on a tobacco farm in Townsville, NC. He married his wife Ora Mae Kemp in 1950 and settled in the Bullock community in 1952, where they have remained. He drove a tractor trailer long distance for 30 years and retired in 1989 from Bandag. Gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with family & friends were his favorite pastimes.
Dickie is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ora Mae Kemp Capps; son, William Dale Capps; daughter, Wanda Capps Pulley (Don); grandchildren, Nathaniel Capps, Alan Capps (Michele), Sheena Lebbos (Jimmie), and Chelsi Junkin (Daniel); great grandchildren, Kevin Capps, Chris Capps, Holly Capps, Kellan Junkin, and Emmett Junkin; and brothers Horace (Jimmy) Capps, and Doug Capps. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Dickie is predeceased by his brothers, Herman Capps, Clifton Capps, Clinton Capps and Allan Capps; sisters, Annie Matthews, Marie Woodard, and Ruby Parham; and daughter-in-law, Wanda Marie Capps.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Bullock Baptist Church, 4078 Buckhorn Rd, Bullock, NC. Burial will follow in Royster Cemetery. The family will receive guests on Monday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St, Oxford, NC and again in the church’s Family Life Center immediately following the graveside committal.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Dickie’s name to the Bullock Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 4078 Buckhorn Rd, Bullock, NC 27507.