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Larry “Don” Caperton (8-11-18) service 8-14-18

Larry “Don” Caperton
Larry “Don” Caperton was born in Hardin County on July 30, 1943, the son of the late Hautie E. Fielder.
He was reared in the Walker Community by his grandparents, the late Elmer and Lantie Caperton.  He attended Walker School and later Central High School. Don worked with his Pa Caperton doing farm work, and had also worked for Bailey’s Furniture Company for several years and operated MFA Service Station.
Don was a very private person and had very few words to say, except for when it came to his late brother, James. They discussed many things that were important to them and kept them private, only they knew what was going on in their lives.
Don made his home for the past eight years at Park Rest Nursing Home. He became very close with the staff. Don knew as much as they did because he asked who worked on what shift. He would ask Pat if she saw Cody or Tracy and what was Diane doing.  You just could not tell him you didn’t know, because he would just ask the next person. Lots of times he was in charge. He knew who went out the door and who came in the door, because the watch man was on duty. They loved Don and he loved them.  Those were his good old times and good days for him.
He departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the age of 75 years and 12 days.
Don leaves one sister, Connie Williams; two brothers, Steve and Mike Fielder; two special nieces, Joy Mobley and her husband Shawn and Jill Grubbs and her husband Tommy; he also leaves one other niece and four nephews; two aunts, Shelby Higgins and Pat Prince; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents; brother, James Royce Caperton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel with Charles Linam officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.