TSgt (USAF Ret) Washington Capers, Jr., age 64, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.
Funeral services are scheduled at Courts of Praise Worship Center, where Reverend Donald McCormick is founding Pastor, 150 Lee Road 456, Phenix City, Alabama on Friday, December 15, 2023, 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Levon Jakes officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.
Mr. Capers, son of the late Washington Capers, Sr. and Ada Bell King Capers, was born June 3,1959 in Fort Benning, Georgia. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force where he served his country honorably for over 23 years. During his distinguished military career, he was awarded numerous medals and ribbons to include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal for support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and many more.
After retiring from the military, he began a career in Civil Service at Fort Benning. He later retired from Civil Service due to medical disability. He then began driving for Groome Transportation until his health required him to resign. Mr. Capers enjoyed bike riding, collecting currency from different countries and traveling overseas to India, Egypt, and European countries. He was known to be a “high-tech” guy always involved with an IT project. Mr. Capers also enjoyed spending time outside with gardening and installing solar lights. While inside his home, he enjoyed watching both old military and Science Fiction movies. He also provided disc jockey services while working as a private contractor for a number of years in Saudi Arabia with Lear Siegler’s Technical Support Program. He was passionate about music and loved Disco, Funk. R&B and Pop. His favorite times included spending time with his wife and German Sherpard, Jax. The family remembers him as a good husband; true companion to his wife; a Biblical accountability partner; an uplifter and encourager to so many; a man with high character; a true example to others.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Toquetta Capers and Reatha Capers Burge.
Mr. Capers is survived by his wife of 23 years, Glory Capers of Phenix City, Alabama; three sisters, Colyne Walton and her husband John of North Tonawanda, New York, Sandra Marshall and her husband Harold of Lilburn, Georgia, and Linda Wheeler and her husband Thomas of Williamsville, New York; two brothers, Julien Capers and his wife Calvinetta of Montgomery, Alabama and Lorenzo Capers and his wife Felicia of San Antonio, Texas; many other relatives and friends.