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Larry Ronald ‘Ron’ Capps Sr., 78, pastor who created three churches during his ministry

Larry Ronald ‘Ron’ Capps Sr.

WINNABOW — The Rev. Larry Ronald “Ron” Capps Sr., 78, of Winnabow went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

The Rev. Capps was raised in Wilmington and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a pastor for over 50 years. The Rev. Capps planted three churches during his ministry. He and his wife Becky were foster parents to over 800 children, ultimately adopting three. He was an avid hunter and commercial fisherman and was known by everyone as “Preacher Man.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Barnes Capps; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Capps; three sons, Ronny Capps, Michael Capps and Shawn Capps; two daughters, LaWanda Capps and Brittany Osgood; two stepsons, Travis Davis and Trevor Davis; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and sister, Celeste McWaters.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, at Living Word Full Gospel Fellowship (formerly Trinity Tabernacle) in Winnabow with the Rev. David Mammay officiating. The family will hold visitation at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be held in Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington following the service.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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