Hayden Louis Capps

October 2, 1923October 11, 2018

Services for Hayden L. Capps, 95, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Fielder Memorial Cemetery. Hayden was born October 2, 1923 in Angelina County, Texas, the son of the late Nedie Emily (Carr) and William Tom Capps. He passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 in a local nursing facility. Hayden proudly served his country in the European Theater of WWII during the V-Day invasion of the Normandy Beaches. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a welder for the Livingston Shipyard and a member of the Boiler Makers Union. Hayden was a life-time member of the VFW. His deep love of nature, beekeeping, fishing, hunting and gardening will be remembered by all of his family and friends. Survivors include his son, Dean Capps of Port Neches; daughter, Sherry Capps Heimbach of Hot Springs, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Elliott of Houston. In addition to his parents, Hayden was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Fae Lowery; his eldest son, Hayden Gene Capps and wife Beverly Smith; 7 brothers; and 5 sisters. The family wishes to thank the staffs of Parkwood in the Pines and Heart to Heart Hospice for their love and attention. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home


  • Dean Capps, Son
  • Sherry Capps Heimbach, Daughter
  • Carolyn Elliott, Sister
  • Hayden was also survived by 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Fae Lowery; his eldest son, Hayden Gene Capps and wife Beverly Smith; parents, Nedia Emily (Carr) and William Tom Capps; 7 brothers; and 5 sisters.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hayden Louis Capps

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Diane Havard

October 17, 2018

I just loved Mr Capps when i worked at Parkwood he called me Mrs Repair lady . when ever his Razor would come apart or it needed cleaned he would send someone to get me . I remember when y'all had his Birthday party how happy he was and he always tried to give me food .I told him i was fat enough.
When i left Parkwood to go to my other job he wanted me to take him with me . I know he's in a better place , My thoughts and prayers are with y'all . Thank you for bringing him to Parkwood.