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James E. Caples

May 31, 2017 - From staff reports

James E. Caples of Riverton died Friday, May 26, 2017, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was 41 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Davis Funeral Home. Following the service, there will be a procession to Rocky Mountain Liquors followed by a carry in dinner at the Sunset Park picnic shelter.

Cremation has taken place.

James Earl Caples was born June 11, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert Caples and Pearl Kay (St. John) Michael. He grew up in Casper and Riverton graduating from Riverton High School.

He worked in the oil field for many companies, including Unit and SST Drilling. He was currently a bartender at Rocky Mountain Liquors.

His family and friends said he loved to ride his motorcycle, fishing, hanging with his friends and motorcycle brothers, going to the lake and shooting off lots of fireworks. Most of all, he loved spending time with his son, Cory, and his girlfriend, Ceila Warren, whom he loved having by his side and behind him on the bike.

He married Nate Whitman on July 8, 2009, in Lander. The couple first met May 17, 2001. He cared for her children as well as his own son.

He is survived by his children Cory Ray McFarland of Riverton, Daryk Soule of Riverton and Stephanie Whitman of Sheridan; Tyler Johansen; his former wife, Nate Whitman; his girlfriend, Ceila Warren of Riverton; his mother, Pearl Kay (St. John) Michael of Rogersville, Missouri; aunts Jeannie Portlock of Riverton and Noma Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother, Robert Woelich and wife, Bonnie, of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Judy Potts and partner, Cameron, of Rogersville, Missouri; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Cory McFarland in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Online condolences for the family may be made at the DavisFuneralHome.com.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

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