On October 29, 2012, Vincent Luke Capraro left this earthly world to be in Heaven with the Lord. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at The First Baptist Church of Ardmore, Okla., with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating.
Vince was born on April 22, 1938, to Louis and Rose (Turro) Capraro in Chicago, Illinois. He started his journey in Chicago where he began working for Zenith Corp., and playing drums with various bands. Eventually the pursuit of entrepreneurship and the warmer weather of the South drew him to Ardmore, Okla., where Vince and Bridget opened Ardmore's first McDonalds. He developed a passion for the game of golf, which he played at every opportunity, shooting five Hole-in-Ones over the years. He left Chicago behind years ago, but not his love of the Chicago Bears football team. He spent many hours with his family, cheering and bemoaning his beloved team. He was also very involved with his church and honoring the life of Jesus by helping those in the Celebrate Recovery Program to improve their personal lives.
Sometime you meet special people in the world. They have some unnameable quality that sets them apart from so many. Yes, he was fun, funny and gregarious. His laugh was boisterous and could fill a room, but he was also forgiving, loving, generous and kind as well. Whether you met him through McDonald's, at the golf course, church or just by chance, you met a man who knew the wonder and miracle of life and lived it to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his sister, Lena.
Vince leaves behind a long line of family and friends who will forever miss his infectious smile and laughter. He is survived by his adoring wife, Bridget A. Capraro, and the loving line of Phelans; his children, Christopher and his wife, Sherrie, Shari, Jana Lee and her husband, David and Shannon and his wife, Keri; grandchildren, Anthony, Valarie, Selena, Sabrina, Jacci Dawn, Jody, C.J., Christian and Abbie; great-grandchildren, Jade, Dominico, Ashley and Blake; and his sister, Marion Lendsey and all the wonderful members of her family.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The First Baptist Church, Celebrate Recovery Program, 225 1st Ave. SW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.