C. W. Capps, of Pontotoc, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, at the age of 76.
He was born on August 5, 1935, in Brady, Texas, to C.W. Capps Sr. and Ella Baxter Capps. He was raised in Mason County and was a 1952 graduate of Mason High School. On July 31, 1954, C.W. married Lugenia "Ludie" Bode at the Fredonia Church of Christ building. They made their home at Pontotoc for the first years of their marriage. In 1960, they moved to Batesville in south Texas, where he farmed. While in Batesville, C.W. was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on the school board. In 1966 they moved back to Pontotoc where they farmed and ranched. For 40 years, C.W. worked as a cattle buyer and after "retiring," he sold real estate for about 10 years.
C.W. never met a stranger and loved to visit with people. He was a member of the "Bunk House Boys" and liked to go to the church building in the morning and drink coffee and visit with his friends. In his spare time he enjoyed team roping and fishing and he also served as the announcer at many Jr. Rodeos. C.W. also loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar.
C.W. is survived by his wife "Ludie", a son Rusty Capps and wife Rhonda of Pontotoc, three daughters Donna Brandenberger and husband Billy of Voca, Janna McBee and husband Andy of Pontotoc, Lisa Vinson and husband Tony of Christoval, eight grandchildren Jima Dugan, Kelly Capps, Zane Brandenberger, Carter McBee, Cooper Bagheri, Clay Vinson, Scotty Clark and Matt Clark, and three great-grandchildren Noah Long, Brynlee Clark and Braelyn Brandenberger. He was preceded in death by a brother Bernard Capps and a sister Margarite Capps White.
Funeral services for C. W. Capps were held on Friday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Wagram Cemetery. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, prior to the service.
Memorials in his honor may be made to the Wagram Cemetery, Mason Church of Christ, or to the Pontotoc Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.