K. Grady Caple Jr., 81, Johnstown, formerly of Westminster, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
He was born in Sandy Mount, son of the late Kenneth Grady Caple Sr. and E. Mae (Hill) Caple. He was the husband of Norma Jean (Burkett Dodson) Caple.
He is survived by his wife; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Melvin Hoffman of Accident, Md.; son and daughter-in-law Bart and Carol Caple of Lake Charles, La.; daughter Tina Caple of Northeast, Md.; sisters and spouses: Phyllis and Jack Bowersox and Patricia and David Burkholder, all of Westminster; brother and spouse Wayne H. and Sharon Caple of Oakland, Md.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Ray A. Caple.
He was a 1949 graduate of Westminster High School and was his senior class vice president. He played on Westminster High School's first ever football team.
He served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer USS Benner.
He enjoyed the outdoors and served as a game warden for many years in Carroll County. He wrote a column in the Carroll County Times paper for several years regarding outdoor life. He also worked for the state of Maryland as an auditor in the sales tax division until his retirement in 1983.
He enjoyed traveling and took many RV trips throughout the United States during his lifetime. After his retirement, he became an avid skier and enjoyed skiing at various resorts.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Boyer officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md., on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.