John E. Capps

March 24, 1945January 12, 2012

John E. “Elvis” Capps, 66, of Reelsville passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012. He was born on March 24, 1945 in Hendricks County to Elmer L. Capps and Clonia P. Spear Capps.

Johnny had worked at Area 30 and was a retired roofer. He was a former member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge #409.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Junior Ray and Billy Capps and a sister Versa Lee Capps.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Artava E. Capps; three children, Christene Keith and husband John of Greencastle, John E. Capps, Jr. of Reelsville and Sarah A. Capps of Reelsville and companion Scott Bunten of Belle Union; siblings, Ersia Jane Houser of Veedersburg, Elvin L. Capps and wife Kathy of Greencastle, Robert W. Capps and wife Evelyn of Coal City, Venie R. Sexton of IL, Martha L. Davis of TN, Judy Ann York and husband Richard of Greencastle, Gilbert D. Capps and wife Maryann of Greencastle, Anna M. Strauser and husband Ken of Linton, Ruthann Williams of Greencastle, Edward L. Capps and wife Mabele of Cunot and Raymond j. Capps and wife Cathy of Greencastle; 6 grandchildren and 6-great-grandchildren.


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Frank Sims

January 25, 2012


I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May comfort and love be your guiding light for you and your family.

Lee Ann Boswell

January 20, 2012

I have worked with John at Area 30 for a few months but,I also know him recentley when his Mother was in MIll Pond he could make u Laugh when u need it and he will be missed so sorry for ur loss...

Adam Glaze

January 17, 2012

I remember John when i was a student at area 30. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell ! He will be missed and many thoughts and prayers to the family!!

January 17, 2012

To the Capps family and extended families my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I did not know John but I did kinow some of his brothers and if he was any thing like them he was a wonderful guy and will be missed by many. GOD BLESS Dawn Staggs

Tavia P. Hazel

January 16, 2012

How sad to read this in the paper today. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew John when I worked at Ivy Tech and he at Area 30. He was certainly one of the bright moments of my day--every day. He had a great sense of humor, made me laugh and seemed to have a real joy about him--even on a bad day. Sarah, I'm sorry for you losing your dad--you were a joy for him as he told me many times. May you always have great memories of him to comfort you in difficult times.

Bill & Kathy Bond

January 15, 2012

Johnny was a good friend a hard worker and could always make you laugh.
He was always there to help mom when ever she needed something.
We miss him,love you all.

January 15, 2012

Prayers for the Capps family,,he was such a great cousin,,theres some memories i wont forget,,he was a joking,nice man,,he will be missed,,love ya all,,julie (spear)griffey

January 14, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with the family during these sad times,may God be with all of you !!! Liz Montgomery

Janice Brumbaugh

January 14, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss, Sarah and family. Nikki always spoke very highly of her grandpa, so I felt like I knew you. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Linda Finley

January 14, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss. Johnny sure will be missed by us all.
One of my Memories of Johnny was...Johnny liked telling jokes & cuttin up with everone,he loved makin Family & Friends laugh.
Back when I was kid ever time we would go Visit He'd come out to greet us & he'd look at with big smile on his face & he'd say...well hey there BabyGirl & I'd runn & give him a Hug!!
He said that to me when I growed up, & I said...Well it looks like the Baby all growed up :). I'm sure gonna miss Cuz so muc!! :( Just know my thoughts & prayers are with you in your time of grief!! May your Memories bring you so much Comfort. I'll always have fond Memories!!
Please know your in my Prayers!!!
Linda Finley( 6023 Roadrunner Ln.
Greenwood, Arkansas