FREDERICK CAPERS, known as “Fred” “Fat Man” was born July 21, 1964, to late Willie Rufus Capers, Sr., and Mrs. Margaret Terry Capers in South Hampton County, SC. “Fat Man” received his education in the public schools in Hampton County, and an early age he united with the membership of Wilkinson Baptist Church, Early Branch South Carolina .
Fred was married to the late Tina Paulette Smith January 3, 1987 and to this union, a daughter was born, Chelstia. He was a former employee of Elliot Saw Mill Estill, South Carolina.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tina Capers; son, Mackray Greene; grandson, Anthony Rice, Jr.; brother, Rufus Capers; and nephew, Rufus Chief Capers.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020 he made his transition at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina to be with the Lord.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: only daughter, Chelstia Fallon Capers (Cecil O’Banner) of Varnville SC; six grandchildren, Elias and Ar’Monie Greene, Jedidiah Capers, Fallon Capers, Londyn O’Banner, and Mac’Queze Greene; mother-in-law, Emma Smith Hampton of SC; five sisters, Louise Reid and Margaret (Willie) Strobhart both of Cummings SC, Iva Della (Tony) Moultie of Kissimmee, FL, Carrie Major of St. Helena Island SC, and Willa Mae (Vander) of Capital Heights, MD: four brothers, Charles Willie (Ada) Capers of Varnville SC, Melvin Capers and Irvin (Velma) Capers both of Cummings, SC, and Derrick (Loretta) Capers of Early Branch SC; Lovern (Debra) Washington of NC and David Wilson and Sheree Wilson both of Hampton SC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Delores Capers and Michael (Vickie) Smith both of Varnville SC, Patsy (Nathaniel) Smith, Linda Givens, Gwendolyn Smith, Bobby (Annette) Givens, and Arthur (Natasha) Smith all of Hampton SC, Vanessa (Greg) Greene of Ridgeland, SC, Jenney (Moses) Young of Beaufort, SC, Juanita Davis of Tampa, FL, Douglass (Delhia) Smith of Estill, SC, Scottie (Angela) Smith of Columbia, SC, Hector Rakes of Greenville, SC; three aunts and two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends, including special friends, Byron Williams, June Warren, Leon Jones, Johnny Shanks, Larry Turmon, and Thomas Williams.
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