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OBIT: Mr. Charles Judson Caplenor

Mr. Charles Judson Caplenor

Mr. Charles Judson Caplenor, age 86 years young of the Flat Rock Community, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home with his family at his side.

Charles was born May 15, 1932 in the Flat Rock community of Wilson County, TN, son of the late William Caplenor and Mary Stonecipher Caplenor. He was also preceded in death by Brothers; Billy Caplenor and Johnny Caplenor. Charles married Jean Kemp on August 1, 1956.

Bro. Charles became a born again Christian at the age of 13. He was baptized in the Cumberland River at the Rome Bridge. Charles was a member of the Rome Baptist Church, where he served as an active deacon until his death. Mr. Caplenor graduated from Smith County High School in Carthage, TN, where he lettered in football for four years. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Charles was a lifelong farmer and loved fishing, football, and car racing.

Mr. Caplenor is survived by his wife of 62 years; Jean Kemp Caplenor of Flat Rock, TN. Four Daughters; Micky Norman and husband John of Tullahoma, TN; Betty Scruggs and husband Bill of Cookeville, TN; Connie Gibbs and husband Steve of Mt. Juliet, TN; and Tammy Mofield and husband Mike of Rock City, TN. Ten Grandchildren; Jay (Heidi) Norman, Matthew (Emily) Norman, Mary (Jonathan) Lidstrom, Trent Willmore, Judson Mofield, Martin Mofield, Mallory Mofield, Zach (Megan) Gibbs, Laurel Scruggs and Kacie Scruggs. Eight Great-Grandchildren; Isabella Lidstrom, Madalin Lidstrom, Joslynn Lidstrom, Lily Norman, Abe Norman, Jack Norman, Sam Norman, and Marlee Scruggs. Sister; Geraldine (B.J.) Reich of Flat Rock, TN. Sisters-in-Law; Flora Caplenor and Evelyn Taylor. Brothers-in-Law; Buddy Kemp and James Kemp. Several loving nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Caplenor are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Jimmy Gregory and Bro. Wayne Malone officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Caplenor family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 3PM to 8PM, and Tuesday from 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Pallbearers: Steve Gibbs, Bill Scruggs, Mark Caplenor, John Norman, Mike Mofield, Jay Norman, Matt Norman, Trent Willmore, Judson Mofield, Martin Mofield, Zach Gibbs.

Honorary Pallbearers: Deacons of Rome Baptist Church, Boyd Mitchell, Mack Gann.