Edwin Earl Capps, Sr.

September 10, 1938 - March 20, 2022

09/10/1938 - 03/20/2022

Past Services

Wednesday March 23, 2022
12:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Wednesday March 23, 2022
1:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
Additional Information:

Date and time to be announced.

Edwin Earl Capps, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of March 20, 2022 at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Moses and Annie Mae Capps and his brother, David T. Capps.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 63 years, Lena Fay Capps, children, Edwin (Ulla) Capps, Jr., Theresa (Allan) Royer, Lorrie (David) Bratcher; grandchildren, David Royer, Edwin (Danielle) Capps III, Adam (Emily) Capps, Kendra (Dustin) Dement, Lindsey Royer, Jason (Jennifer) Capps, William Bratcher, Natalie Bratcher; and 7 great grandchildren and his sister, Phyllis Warren.
Born in Norfolk in 1938, Edwin joined the United States Navy and married Fay at the age of 18. He became an auto mechanic in Virginia Beach until his retirement. Edwin’s favorite job was working for his son as a maintenance man at US Flag and Signal. He loved the outdoors. He loved quality time with his family. In the early years he enjoyed boating and camping. He loved to take long car rides either to visit loved ones or to explore the backroads of Virginia. He could fix anything and everything. Edwin enjoyed listening to music but nothing sounded as sweet to him as when the love of his life would sing and/or play the piano for him.
A visitation will be held for Edwin Capps on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 12:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel 5033 Rouse Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. His funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 1:30pm. Burial will be held at Albert G Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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Lester Atkins
6 months ago

I was a young 17 year old long hair that went to work at Hilltop Vw in 1979 as a lot attendant and moved into the shop in 1980 and worked with Mr.Capps in the shop everyday him teaching me and getting on me .Always treated me like his kid even getting on me from time to time.Those memories with that dealership stick with me everyday.Thanks Ed.

Zenobia J. Bostic (Genie)
1 year ago

Mrs. Theresa Royer, I am sending my prayers and condolences to you and your family

Jim sampson
1 year ago

Mr.capps always greeted me with a hello and how have you been.such nice man and will be missed.i wish i could of helped out more.take care mr.capps

Steve Heischober
1 year ago

My condolences on Ed’s passing. I was lucky to have worked with him at Hilltop Volkswagen many years ago. He could fix anything and always with a smile and a great sense of humor. He was a wonderful person and I hope remembering the good times assuage your grief.

Jeff Geraci
1 year ago

Prayers of comfort for Lena and all the Capps family. Mr. Capps was a shining example of what a strong, caring, capable, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, working man of faith should be. He brightened everyone’s day with his presence and fixing their “stuff!” May it be said, “Well Done!”

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Edwin Earl Capps Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Edwin Earl Capps Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Pamela Dean
1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers to the Capps family and friends. John and Pam Dean