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Jack Caplinger

December 24, 1934September 9, 2020
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On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Jackie (Jack) Caplinger, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away in Tampa, FL, at the age of 85.

Jack was born on December 24, 1934 in Anderson, IN. He was a retired United States Air Force Veteran, past member of American Legion Post 139, and a former member of Elks Lodge #708. In the 80s and 90s Jack was a well-known bar owner in Tampa. He enjoyed crosswords, reading, the casino, shooting pool, and local sports teams. He is remembered most for his dry sense of humor and quick wit.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, married 38 years, and daughter, Ruth Ann Meldrum. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, married 14 years; his four children, Terry (Sallie), Jackie, Robin (Jeff), and Tony (Debbi); five step-children, Robert, Deborah, Sandra, Donna, and Georganna; twenty grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday September, 19, 2020 at 11am, Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL, with a memorial service following at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send scratch-off lottery tickets. 😊

Seriously, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tampa Elks Lodge #708, specifically designated for Veterans charities.

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  • Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, married 38 years, and daughter, Ruth Ann Meldrum. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, married 14 years; his four children, Terry (Sallie), Jackie, Robin (Jeff), and Tony (Debbi); five step-children, Robert, Deborah, Sandra, Donna, and Georganna; twenty grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Linda Monsive

September 14, 2020

Dear Terry and the entire Caplinger Family,
My heart felt condolences to you over the passing of your father. Blessings to you all.

Carla Herrmann

September 14, 2020

Even though it has been decades since I have been in the Caplinger home, I still remember that it was a safe and loving environment. I have such fond memories of the friendship and good times we "Finfrock girls" shared with the Caplinger Gang. I'm praying for you friends, for the peace that only comes from God. Rest in peace Mr. Caplinger.

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