William "Billy" Caples, Sr.

June 10, 1945 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

William Caples, Sr. Obituary

William “Billy” Caples, Sr., age 78, beloved husband of 59 years to Kitty Louise Barnes Caples, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Bishopville, SC, he was the son of the late James Sidney Caples, Sr. and Blanche Scott Caples.  Billy was the owner/operator of Pro-Glo Auto Collision Center in Sumter, SC.  The most loving, caring man, he always wanted to help people in need. But most of all he loved and cared for this family, he loved his momma and wife dearly; his four children were his heart. He always wanted to treat his customers with kindness and respect. He had the biggest heart. Over the years of running his business, he made so many close-to-heart friends. He was a retired state constable and a retired member of the Spring Hill Masonic Lodge.  Billy enjoyed racing whether it was watching NASCAR or helping his son with his dirt track racing.  His true joy in life came from spending time with his family.  He will be remembered as a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Kitty, he is survived by two sons, William “Billy” Caples, Jr. (Michelle), and Terry Wayne Caples (Casey), both of Sumter; two daughters, Rachel Robin Geddings and her husband Blake, and Alexis Caples (Coleby), both of Sumter; a daughter in law, Peggy Caples of Sumter; a brother, James Sidney Caples, Jr. of Sumter, Sixteen grandchildren, Maddison Caples, Spencer Caples, Katelyn Caples, Dillon Clark, Natilie Clark, Jessica Kelsey, Brandon Caples (Sarah), Terry Caples, Jr., McCall Campbell (Jonathan), Megan Rembert (Brian), Zachary Geddings (Samantha), Ronnie Geddings, Chris Geddings, Stephanie Eitzman (Adam), Dustin Geddings (Jennifer), and Charleston Newman; two very faithful employees, Mellody Brown and Ginger Powell, and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Louis Caples, J.D. Caples, and Bobby Caples, and three sisters, Mae Turner, Myrtle Brown, and Carlene Strickland.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Mosier officiating.  The interment will immediately follow the service in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Campbell, Brandon Caples, Spencer Caples, Terry Caples, Jr., Billy Coursey, and Coleby Newman.

The honorary pallbearer will be Lt. Zachary Geddings, US ARMY.

A special thank you to “Punkin” for your loving and excellent care of Billy and Kitty these past few years.

Memorials may be made to Green Acres Assembly of God, 537 Lewis Rd., Sumter, SC 29154.

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February 7, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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Interment following funeral service
February 8, 2024

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150


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