Gerald W. Capers, 75, of Hopedale, Ohio, died in his home on Oct. 30, 2021. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on Dec. 14, 1945, son of the late John and Grace Marinucci Capers. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Joyce Browning Capers in 2017; brothers, Alfred, Eugene, Larry (Bulldog), John Jr., Norman (Mooch); and sisters, Beverly and Gloria. Gerald graduated from Hopedale High School in 1964 and worked for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel for 39 years. He was an avid golfer, belonged to, and was a former champion golfer at the Cadiz Country Club. He much enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events. Jerry joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1966 through 1968.

Surviving is children Chad Capers of Hopedale and Leslie Willis (Robert) of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren Cruz, Matthew, Brody, Chase, Champyn, and Cynthia. Also surviving are brother Ronald (Dutch) Capers of Hopedale and sisters Kay Kaebnick (Warren) of Tipp City, Ohio and Shirley Gore of Huntsville, Alabama.

Friends will be welcomed on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 for memorial services at 3 p.m. in the Church of Christ (329 High St. Hopedale, Ohio 43976). Pastor Dean Blythe will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale. Blackburn Funeral Home in Hopedale is assisting the family (