Newburgh, IN – James Oather Capps, 78, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born on August 31, 1942 in Princeton, Kentucky to the late Oather and Ressie (Beshear) Capps.
Jim worked in auto body, often making projects on his own truck. He enjoyed race cars and trips to Gatlinburg.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda (Wheeler) Capps; children, James Oather Capps, Jr., Kathy Jo Capps, Donald Patrick Capps, James “J.C.” Oather Capps, II, Anita Atwood and Doyle Wheeler; 10 grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Ost; aunt, Frances Beshear; nieces, Debbie Valdez and Nancy Burk; nephew, Jim Phillips and his best friend, Pr. Kim Wells.
Jim is preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Mitchell and his sister, Dorothy Phillips.
A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.