Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 1, 2014

William Capps

The Register-News

---- — William C. “Bill” Capps, 80, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at

Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will

be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island.

Visitation will be an hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of The Salvation Army, Moline Corps, 2200 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

William was born in Mt. Vernon on Aug. 28, 1933, a son of Elmer and Lela Rodgers Capps. He married Inez Wright on June 16, 1951, in Mt. Vernon.

William was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. William painted 23 years for International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island. He later worked seven years for Rock Island School District No. 41. William was extremely active with the Salvation Army. He also enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Inez Capps, Rock Island; children (and spouses) Billy Jo (Brenda) Capps, Milan and Andy (Randi) Capps, Morton; grandchildren, Charly and Cathleen Capps; great-grandson, Ethan Capps; sisters, Rose Morgan and Barbara Karsh, both of Mt. Vernon; and brother, Tom Capps, Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Jason and Benjamin Capps; sisters, Eleanor Barr and Dorothy Davis; and brother, Jim Capps.

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