Gary B. Capps, son of the late Buel Riley Capps and Lois Link Capps, was born on July 30, 1943, near Bloomfield and died in his residence at rural Bloomfield on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the age of 65.
Mr. Capps was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, the economic developer for the Stoddard County I.D.A., a 35-year employee of the U.S.D.A., retiring as the rural development director, a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War, a member of the American Legion Post #382, a member of the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Guard, the executive director of the Stars and Stripes Museum, the owner of Maypop Music, which manufactured folk musical instruments and a resident of rural Bloomfield.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Robey on June 13, 1965, at Bloomfield. Mrs. Capps survives of the home near Bloomfield.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Benjamin Capps of Chicago, Ill.; also by other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at the committal shelter of the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with Rev. Susan Hoyle officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Stoddard County Veterans Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Stars and Stripes Museum, 17377 Stars and Stripes Way, P.O. Box 1861, Bloomfield, Mo. 63825.
Funeral arrangements are by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.