Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Caplenor, 85, of the Flat Rock Community in Smith County.
A life-long farmer who worked at Moss Service & Supply for 25 years, he died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
Born July 6, 1929, in Smith County, he was the son of the late John William and Mary Helen Stonecipher Caplenor.
A member of Rome Baptist Church, Mr. Caplenor graduated from Smith County High School in 1949, where he played football, serving as captain his senior year.
He received the prestigious American Farmers Degree in Kansas City in 1949 and was selected to the Middle TN State football team. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during Korean War.
Services were conducted by Bro. Jimmy Gregory, Rev. David Hesson and Hilary Dawson. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Flora Dawson Caplenor; brothers Charles (Jean) Caplenor and Johnnie (Carolyn) Caplenor; sister Geraldine (B.J.) Reich; several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Honorary pallbearers: Dalton & Patty Chaffin, Kitty Houston, Rev. John Norman Jr., and 1949 graduates of SCHS.
Active pallbearers: Mike Denney, Grant Denney, Joe Hackett, Logan Hackett, Spencer Hackett, Mike Mofield, Steve Gibbs, Mark Caplenor and Bill Scruggs.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.