William L. ""Leroy"" Capeheart, age 77 of the Saline Mines Community in Shawneetown died Sunday, July 8, 2012 in the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Leroy as most knew him was born near Shawneetown on February 3, 1935, one of 13 children to Joseph, Sr. and Mary (Dorsey) Capeheart. On December 16, 1956 he was married to Shirley (Leonberger) Capeheart.
Leroy was a hard worker all of his life. He worked for over 26 years at the Scherrer Equipment in Ridgway and had been running heavy equipment for Logsdon Farms. He was a trustee on the Bowlesville Twp. Board. Leroy loved the outdoors, rather hunting, fishing or gardening. He really enjoyed working on the farm and will always be remembered as a good husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.
Leroy is survived by his wife Shirley of Shawneetown, 2 daughters, Gathy (Keith) Riley of Ridgway and Sheila (Tobias) Odom of Owensville, IN. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Valerie (Peter) Halstead, Diedre (Aaron) Blythe, Levi and Lucas Odom. 1 Great granddaughter, Emma Blythe. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Louise Vaughn of Omaha and Nellie (Tony) Holbrook of Ridgway. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Visitation for Leroy will be on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. His funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Jesse Potts will officiate and interment will follow in Hogan Cemetery.
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