On the morning of April 17, Richard Clingman ‘Cling’ Capps, 56, passed peacefully at home, joyfully completing his battle with cancer in the confidence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife Isabel, son Christian, his step-daughter Hillary, his sisters Carol, Annette Jenkins (Doug), Pam Merrit, and Shannon Lewis, his brothers John, Mark (Pam), Scott (Tara), his two grandchildren, and his many beloved nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Rev. Clingman Capps and Patricia Lewis Capps.
More than any personal accomplishments, Cling treasured that he was a child and servant of God through Jesus Christ. He sought to reflect this identity in all that he did, including his 23 years in banking with Washington Mutual, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo, and his later career as a High School teacher at West Craven and Havelock (Craven County) and Ragsdale (Guilford County), as well as a football, track, golf, and lacrosse coach. He also coached youth sports in Rockingham County. He took seriously the motto ‘to leave every place better than you found it’.
With his business students at Ragsdale, Cling established the Bigfoot Cycle Club ‘Ride for Hope’ (non-profit) to annually raise funds for a young person battling cancer.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, April 28, 5:00 pm at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 300 Knox Road, McLeansville NC 27301. Visitation with refreshments will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be mailed to Bigfoot Cycle Club ‘Ride for Hope’ to 3507 Anderson Valley Road, McLeansville NC 27301.
You can also visit this link to make a donation: https://tinyurl.com/BFCCRideforHope
Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation & Funeral Service.
Celebration of Life
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