of Bryant, AR
February 5, 1918 - December 3, 2022
Our county has lost another World War II veteran. In 1942, Emil Seth Caple proudly joined the U.S. Navy where he honorably served until the end of the war. Emil was born to Claude and Edna Caple on February 5, 1918. On December 3, 2022, he passed away in his home in Bryant at the age of 104. On his 100th birthday he was honored to receive a citation from Representative Kim Hammer. When he returned from the war, Emil was employed by Alcoa for 42 years, where he held several positions, from working as a painter to driving at the mines; he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and may often been found playing ball or bingo at the Benton Senior Center, where he was a member of the Wildcats bean bag ball team.Emil is survived by his daughter, Sheila Robinson, and his sons Ron (Bonnie) Caple, Dewayne (Judy) Caple, and Don Caple. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Charles Robinson, Rhonda McBain, David, Jared, Daryl, Aaron, and Amanda Caple. He was proud of his ten great-grandchildren. Della Davis Caple was married to Emil for 64 years. She died in 2004. Those preceding Emil in death include his parents, his brother, Douglas Caple, his sister Jewel Draper, and dear friend, Virginia Wise. Emil Caple's visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home, 306 South Main, Benton, AR. His funeral will begin at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will the at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Malvern, AR.
Emil was a very special man, kind and fun to be with. Alan and I enjoyed many fishing and camping trips with Aunt Della and Uncle Emil. I was proud to be a art of this family for many years. Thank you Uncle Emil for your service to our country. We will miss you.
I am so sorry for your loss
Sympathy to the family. I have known Emil and Della a long time - Bauxite, camping, and Benton Adult Center. Miss seeing him there. May God bless you all.
I’ll miss you. Thank you when I was a kid memories, Christmas money. Thank you for fishing and camping in a cool RV. Emil Caple love and peace.
May Gods peace b with ur family.
Thinking of you all and remembering the many wonderful and special times our families shared.With much love, Kathy, Karen, and Doug Wise and families
Peace to David Caple and family...104 years of living. Wow!
My deepest condolences to the Caple Family! Sorry for your loss, may God be with you all in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
Grandpa was a very sweet man. He was always searching for a hug when he would walk through the door. He will always be in our hearts.