October 10, 1958 ~ November 14, 2016

Born in: Henderson Co., NC,
Resided in: Monroe, NC

Leonard Capps, born October 10, 1958 in Henderson County, NC passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shannon Elingburg Capps in 2014, and his parents, Cephas Leonard Capps and Pauline Taylor Capps. He is survived by his loving family; two sons, Cameron Capps and his wife Jenny, and Grayson Capps. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters; Patty Laughter, and her husband Claude, Tonya Harris, and her husband Cecil, Wayne Taylor, and his wife Alice and Andy Capps, and his wife Carol. Leonard was an employee of Stronghaven, Inc. in Matthews, NC where he served as logistics manager and a member of the Steele Creek Masonic Lodge, #0737 AF & AM, Charlotte. A great father, brother, uncle and friend. Leonard will be sorely missed. His fun loving sense of humor and love of life brought joy to us all. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Joy Moss officiating. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery in Skyland with Masonic Graveside rites conducted by the Kedron Masonic Lodge #387 AF & AM, in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home and at all other times will be at the Capps family home, 370 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Memorial donations may be made to Skyland United Methodist Church, 1984 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, N C 28803.

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  1. Heaven has gained a very strong soul, he will be missed forever by all who has known him over the years. I am very grateful to have not only been a friend but a student of his many talents. I will always remember the great things he has done for me in my life, in and out of work! My prayers go out to all his family and friends!

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  2. Leonard was the standard all employees should set their work ethic by. He was a supportive husband, father, friend and will be missed tremendously. It was an honor to know and work with Leonard for many, many years. Grayson/Cameron, our thoughts and prayers are with you both continuously.

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  3. Leonard aka Leroy, My brother from my other mother. My childhood would have been much less colorful and memorable without you . I think of you often . I will see you again one day. Love you bother

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  4. We will miss you and your kindness and humor. You and Shannon were such a great couple. Our thoughts are with the boys and may they stay strong.
    Brenda Elingburg Schreiber, Stan, Scott, and Brett

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  5. Heaven has received a wonderful Angel. This is so sad, at least Leonard is not suffering anymore. He is with his wife my cousin Shannon. I will miss Leonard very much. He smile would make a bad day turn into a good day. I will miss our talks. Leonard, thank you for everything. My mother Jean Rhodes ‘mean Jean’ as he use to call my mother is so happy that Leonard is with her. I know my dad David Rhodes, Uncle Raymond, Aunt Maryann , cousin Carol, and Shannon are having a wonderful celebration now that you have joined them. I will see everyone soon.

    Love,
    Denise Rhodes

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  6. Our prayers are with all of the family. We pray for Gods abundant peace during this difficult time. Leonard always had the best smile that would light up any room.

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  7. I never had the honor of meeting Leonard in person but talked to him on numerous occasions. He was always so kind and helpful, willing to go above & beyond to do what he could to help. I will miss talking to him, hearing his sweet voice but I know Shannon is glad to have him by her side again as I’m sure he is glad to be with her too. Greyson/Cameron – I’m so sorry for your loss. i know the pain of losing your Dad as i lost mine 5 yrs ago. Let the memories of him always keep a smile on your face and hold a special place in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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  8. Dear Cameron and Grayson,

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet dad. The loss is great for you and your family. I will miss him sorely as I have missed your sweet mom-my best friend. The joy your dad brought to my life will always be a treasured part of my past. Both of them fought a good fight with their diseases but God knew best how to heal them. Love you guys. Prayers of comfort and healing to all of you.

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  9. Such a gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. To Grayson and Cameron remember the great times you had with your Mom and Dad. They were so proud of you.

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  10. Tonya & Family,

    Keeping all of you in our prayers. May the Peace of God comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Doug & Denise Dunlap

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  11. To the Capps Family, our prayers are with you in this slow of Father and Brother. Len was such a wonderful joy to be around. He will be missed by all. It is a difficult time for the family by have the peace of knowing where Len is now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

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  12. So sorry to hear about Leonard’s passing. We will always remember the good times we had at school. May God bless and comfort you all.

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  13. I knew Leonard from my childhood. We went to school together, and my sister Mary Rogers Hix was a close friend of Patty’s growing up. He always had a smile on his face. He was a lot of fun. I still miss seeing Pauline around Fletcher. There are so many that have gone on to be with the Lord now. I am sure that my sister Mary had a big hug for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Darlene Rogers Goforth

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  14. I grew up in Fletcher with Leonard he was always kind and had a good sense of humor. I just lost my husband of 36 yrs in June. You have my heartfelt sympathies.

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  15. I am so sorry to learn of Leonard’s death. Each of you will be remembered in our prayers for God’s comfort in these next days.

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  16. My sympathies to the Capps family. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s no way to really describe the pain one feels when he or she loses a loved one in death. Feelings of sadness and grief can be so overwhelming during this time of mourning. However, comfort from the scriptures can give you hope. John 5:28,29 speaks of the promise of the resurrection hope. What this can mean for your family is a real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones at a time when ‘death will be no more.’ (Revelation 21:4) May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

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