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William Linwood "Bill" Capps

November 27, 1943 - April 21, 2017

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William L. “Bill” Capps of Raleigh, NC passed away on April 21, 2017 at the age of 73, succumbing to cancer.

Bill was a Belmount Abbey alumnus and worked for many years at Carolina Power & Light and Progress Energy as an accountant before enjoying his final ten years of life in retirement. Bill’s service in the Navy from 1961-1965 included crewing the maiden voyage of the USS Enterprise, making him a proud “plank owner.” He was also honored as the “sailor of the year” during his service. He continued to serve as a member of the Navy Reserves for over a decade following his completion of active duty.

Those closest to Bill remember his humor, vitality, kindness, and generosity. He had the best laugh. He was a protective, loving, and devoted friend, husband, father, and grandfather. In his earlier years, he was a frequent participant in the Great Raleigh Road Race and although his running days were in the past he continued to be active at the gym until quite recently. He loved cars, boats, airplanes, and motorcycles, and had a passion for history. He valued his local Lakemont neighborhood and was a big part of its community – both as an advocate and a friendly face.

Bill is survived by a family who adored him: his wife of 46 years, Jean F. Capps; his children, Allen Capps and Stephanie L. Capps [Ben Brettell]; and his granddaughter, Maya Brettell. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

If you'd like to honor Bill through a donation to the American Cancer Society, please follow the link below. Your donation will directly support efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. Thank you.
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Bill_Capps
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Lorraine I. Kornegay
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May 1, 2017
Just learned about Bill's passing. Have passed word to all my family. We send our sympathy for our and your loss. You are all in our prayers, and we send loving thoughts to each of you. So sorry To hear this, but we join you in celebrating Bill's great live and accomplishments. Love Lorraine Ivey Kornegay
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Jim Bass
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April 28, 2017
I cannot begin to express how much I value my friendship with Bill and the memories of time with him, from a wild night in Washington, DC, to floating down the Shenandoah River shivering in the rain, to Merlefest, to beers at the PR, Sawmill Grill and many other spots, to boat rides at Falls Lake, to many Bulls games, and on and on. What a great person and friend. What a loss.
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April 27, 2017
We are sad to hear about Bill, he was a wonderful person. I have fond memories spending time with all of you on your boat, at the pool, and your home. I treasure Bill's humor, kindness, and advice in my younger years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
DD (Nichols) & Jim Himli
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jonathan hill
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April 26, 2017
Bill was a friend and a very good man. My son Jon and I made friends with Bill and Allen
in Indian Guides in our neighborhood and remained friends. Bill was a cool guy with a great smile and sense of humor who you always could trust. Ellen, Jon and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jonathan and Ellen Hill
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Douglas & Wanda Freeman
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April 25, 2017
May God be with you and give you comfort during your time of bereavement!
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Janet Miller
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April 24, 2017
LInwood was my double first cousin and he was more like brother. He was the oldest grandson and I am the oldest grandaughter.I was so sad to here he had passed. I loved him dearly. I am heartbroken but am glad he suffers no more. I now have more love ones on the other side. Janet
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jerry hargis
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April 23, 2017
I worked with Bill at CP&L/Progress Energy, and attended Durham Bulls baseball games with him. Having lost my wife of 45 years a year ago, I am well aware of your sadness. My heart felt sympathies are with the family. There are no words that can ease your grief, just know my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

A friend, Jerry Hargis
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Willowdale Cemetery
306 E. Elm Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530