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1945 Ken 2022

Kenneth Stanley Kapps

March 7, 1945 — November 9, 2022


On Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 Kenneth Stanley Kapps, loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather passed away at his home in Denver, NC surrounded by his loved ones. 

Ken was born on March 7, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to Loy and Sallie Kapps.  Ken graduated as Class Vice President from Loris High School in 1963. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics from Furman University in 1967.  While at Furman Ken served as President and was a Blue Key member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the Centaur Club as well as the ROTC program.   Ken attended Furman on both a Baseball and Football Scholarship.   Ken was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, where is served in the Vietnam War as a Lieutenant.  After the Army he served in the US Army Reserve, finishing his military career as a Captain.  He built his career as co-owner of Yale Carolinas in Charlotte, NC.  

Ken leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Deborah Kapps of Denver NC, as well as his Mother, Sallie Kapps of Loris, SC. He was the beloved Father of Daughters Kelli Hardin (Gary) of Knoxville, TN and Aimee High (Joe) of Huntersville, NC. Brother of Sallie Lou Dalton of Loris, SC, as well as the proud Grandfather of Grandson Joel Chase Adams of Knoxville, TN, Grandaughter Makaylyn Alley (Brett) of Denver, NC and Great-Grandson, Hunter Rithamel of Denver, NC.  Always by his side was his dog, Stanley.  Ken is preceded in death by his Father, Loy Kapps, his identical twin Brother, Lawrence Kapps and Brother Robert Kapps. 

Ken was loved by so many.  He had a personality and smile that filled up the room. Ken was known for cheering on Furman Football, as well as The Panthers.  You could always find him on a golf course, fishing, pulling the kids on a tube on Lake Norman and Shagging on the Strand with his wife and daughters.  In retirement Ken enjoyed fishing trips, and cross country trips with his wife and close friends.  

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project. 


Service details for Ken will be added to the obituary once announced.


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