88 year old Quentin Caplinger of Smithville died Saturday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired restaurant owner and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tommy Taylor and Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. unti the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lona Hill Caplinger; a son-in-law, Kenneth Hughes; five brothers, Clarence, Charlie, Obie, Rayford, and Monroe Caplinger; and four sisters, Ruth Sandlin, Elsie Caplinger, Ione Cantrell, and Geraldine Summers. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Frances Caplinger of Smithville. Two children, Sue Hughes and Gary Caplinger of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Ryan Hughes and Westin Caplinger. Two great grandchildren, Brady Hughes and McKenna Hughes. A brother, Doston and his wife Ruth Caplinger of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp in memory of Mr. Caplinger. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Feb 24 2013