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Shelby “PePa” Arnold Capps, age 85,

Shelby “PePa” Arnold Capps, age 85, of Jacksonville, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, March 1, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Shelby was born on March 31, 1935 at Almyra, Arkansas to the late Louie and Tandy Capps.

He was also preceded in death by his daughters Sabrina Capps Mason and Pamela Holscher.

Shelby is survived by his son, Stephen Shelby Capps (Shelly) of Jacksonville; grandchildren Cameron Mason, Brandon Capps (Hanna), and Chris White; Great-Granddaughter Leanne. Also his daughter Cynthia Berry; 5 other Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren. He will be missed by his treasured friend and caregiver Joan Johnson, a nice group of his McDonald’s Coffee Buddies, and his family at Bart Gray Realty Company.

Shelby was a long-time Jacksonville business owner, he and his wife, Sybil opened two Shelby Capps’ Furniture Stores in Jacksonville and one in Cabot. They sold the two stores in 1974 after launching a building and a real estate business, C&A Builders, INC. in 1972 and Capps’ Realty Co., INC. in 1973. During the past several years, he joined forces with Bart Gray Realty’s Maintenance Team.

Shelby was an amazing father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He was a man of his word and a very hard worker. He was a long time member at Brushy Leagles Hunting Club in Hermitage, Arkansas and enjoyed deer hunting with his family and going to I-30 Speedway with his son and grandson. Shelby will be missed by all that knew him.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at The Venue at Oakdale, 901 Kellogg Acres Road, in Sherwood from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm officiated by Pastor Ben Leonard. Burial will be at Serenity Garden Cemetery, 6512 T.P. White Dr., Jacksonville.

In light of the current health concerns, Shelby’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Ronald knox Posted March 2, 2021 5:13 PM

    You will be missed,RIP

  • Robert n connie cater Posted March 2, 2021 9:58 PM

    R.i.p mr shelby prayers for the capps family

  • Johnny Green Posted March 3, 2021 8:21 AM

    RIP good friend. You are in a much better place now.

  • DORIS WALKER Posted March 3, 2021 7:06 PM

    Shelby will be missed , he was always ready to help anyone in need I worked for him several years

  • Anna Posted March 3, 2021 7:46 PM

    Shelby was the kindest sweetest man. RIP.

  • don reynolds Posted March 3, 2021 9:00 PM

    Will always miss our coffee time with yoi

  • Johnny & Debbie Bradley Posted March 4, 2021 9:12 AM

    So sorry for your loss, we will keep the family in our prayers.

  • Jimmy & Evelyn Walker Posted March 4, 2021 5:46 PM

    Some of our family’s fondest memories include Shelby and Sybil. From buying our first stereo at Capp’s Furniture, C&A building our first home, to the many years of memories with the greatest men’s softball team ever! Not to mention our kids knowing each other. Shelby was always kind, friendly, and had a good sense of humor. We’ll miss you, dear friend! Prayers for your beautiful family.

  • Deborah Steele Posted March 5, 2021 12:25 PM

    I have some wonderful memories of my Uncle Shelby. He was always smiling and was always kind to me…I look forward to seeing him again at our eternal home.

  • Donna and George Sowell Posted March 5, 2021 6:36 PM

    I’m sorry for your loss !!!! He was a good person, and good friend !!!!

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