Burel Eugene Capps, Jr., 54, of Opdyke, Illinois passed away at 1:48 P.M. January 10, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born May 23, 1964 in Mount Vernon to Burel Eugene and Caroline Lisbon (Lane) Capps, Sr. Burel married Vicki (Dixon) Capps on July 5, 1983 at the Lebanon Baptist Church. They were blessed with 35 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Burel is survived by his mother, Caroline Capps; children, Elizabeth Capps of Mount Vernon, Burel E. Capps III and wife, Candace of Opdyke, and Bradley Capps of Saint Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Aryanna Capps, Kristofer Capps, Logan Neal, Jaunston Capps, Lyam Capps, and Marybella Capps; siblings, Willie Swartz and husband, Douglas, Robert Paxton and wife, Diane, Carol Reed, Dan Capps and wife, Maureen, Nina Owens, Neal Wayne and wife, Lisa Capps, Linda Collins and husband, Joe, and Shirley Shelton and husband, Randy; parents-in-law, Ronald Dixon and partner, Judy Woodworth and Marilyn Neibel; siblings-in-law, Kathy Dixon, Marsha West and husband, Randy, and Michael Dixon and wife, Shelly; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Burel was preceded in death by his father, Burel Capps, Sr.; siblings, Pam Capps, Raymond Capps, and Mary Capps; grandparents, Willie Pirog and husband, Stanley, Virgil Lane and wife, Lean, and Raymond Capps and wife, Mary; stepfather-in-law, Charles Neibel; brother-in-law, Ronald Dixon, Jr. and Roger Owens; and niece, Carolyn White.
Burel worked for many years as a mechanic and roofer. He worked for Defenders at Continental Tire and Lane and Shelton Construction. In his spare time, Burel enjoyed fishing, camping, riding the four wheeler, and working on vehicles with his son. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Burel was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at New Life Harvest Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Sandra Mauer officiating. Memorials may be made in Burel’s honor to the Capps Family, in care of Vicki Capps.