William Moore Capps

October 23, 1923March 14, 2013

William Moore Capps of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the age of 89. He was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Waco, Texas, the son of George and Marguerite Ellen (Moore) Capps. Bill played in the high school band in San Angelo, Texas, and soon after joined the Army Air Force, flying the European Theatre, dropping medicines and food to our troops below. He later earned a degree in petroleum engineering at the University of California at Berkley. After retirement, he was a consultant in the oil industry for many years. He lived in San Marcos, Texas, since the 1990's and later moved to Stonebrook Senior Community in San Marcos in December 2001, where he met his wife, Gloria, in March 2002. They married later that year on Nov. 29, 2002. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in San Marcos. He loved the game of golf and played for many years at Landa Park and Quail Creek Country Club. In his later years he spent many hours on the phone and computer, speaking with colleagues. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; nephew Michael; and nieces Sherrie and Marsha. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in San Marcos. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. Guestbook online at


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Bob Ferguson

April 17, 2013

You'll be missed, Bill. You were one of a kind!

Milman Youngjohn

April 17, 2013

Bill and I were room mates in Bowles Hall when we both graduated from Berkeley class of 1950. We kept in touch over all of the years and no one ever had a better friend.