Charles Capps was one of the nicest person we had been lucky to know during the last 20 years. We will deeply miss him and that broad welcome smile he gave to everyone. As a Track Controller, working the console, the reassuring Chuck’s voice
made us feel we were in good hands. We will miss him very much.
Our hearts go out to Kathleen, Chuck Jr., Russell, Jerry and families.
Capps and his wife, Peggy, had roots in the rich farmland of Lonoke County, Ark. Having been raised by parents who were farmers, Charles Capps began farming cotton, soybeans and rice immediately after graduating from high school and marrying in 1951.
Three-and-a-half months older than Capps, Peggy had to sign as the adult on his behalf when he wanted to take flying lessons at the age of 17. They joined an organization known as the Flying Farmers and gained experience going to "fly-ins" and national meetings across the United States.
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One of McCurtain County’s success stories has gone on to his reward. Our friend and fellow student of Idabel High School (Class of 1955), Charles Capps represented us well on the NASA program and in life in general. He reared a great family and set a wonderful example of a loving husband and father–married 58 years to Kathy Phillips (Class of 1957), Kathy we wish you and your family peace and comfort as you celebrate the life of a very good man.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598, followed by “one-hell-of-a-party” for friends and family who want to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Charles Capps’ memory may do so to the Challenger Center at .