Robert lynn capet


Heavenly Angels welcome Robert Lynn Capet, our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather to the pearly gates where he will begin his eternal life with his precious loved ones who came before him. He said …. “I have lived a good life. It all started on September 28, 1928, when he was born in Fairmont to his parents, Mable Laura Dumire Capet and Eugène Capet. He was the youngest of his siblings and the last to survive of them. He had a brother, Samuel “Sam” and four sisters, Delores, Betty, Mary and Mabel “Tootsie. Robert graduated from Farmington High School in 1947. He proudly served his country from 1952 in the United States Army in the 11th Airborne Division 544th Field Artillery at Fort Campbell, Ky., As a corporal in the United States. communications. Robert first married Virginia Rose Bunner Capet who died in 1982 and upon her death and a few years later married our sweet dear mother, Loretta Joyce Greathouse Capet. He did not have children in his first marriage but inherited a large, ready-made family with his second wife Joyce. He had three daughters, Joyce Locke of Fairmont, Patricia Parsley (deceased) and Marsha Fluharty (Mac) of Monongah; three sons, Frank Symenski and his wife, Debbie of South Carolina, Jim Symenski (deceased) and John Symenski and his wife, Sharon of Colfax. Grandchildren, Linda and her partner, Bill McCullough of Monongah, Lori Morris (deceased), Christy Hamilton of Butler, Pa., Staci Symenski of South Carolina, Ashley Villers, Derrek and (Mary) Swearingen of Colfax and Brandon and Susan Greynolds of Virginia, Tammy Zogran (Rob) of Fairview and Lisa Hayes of Fairmont, Jimmy Symenski of Fairmont, Brandy Fluharty of Fairmont, Jesalyn (Mark) Kamaka of Monongah and Fred Fluharty of Montana Mines and Heather Pellegrini also of Montana Mines; several nieces, nephews and a special brother-in-law, Gordon (Bud) Ralphsnyder, now deceased. Robert’s professional career began as a young boy in a grocery store (meat serving butcher’s shop). One thing he was proud of was that he had never had to look for work. Employers sought him out. His good work ethic followed him, and he never even interviewed. When a potential employer asked him his name, he would tell them, and they would say you got hired when can you start? He worked for the same company which changed ownership and name for over 45 years as a welder / fabricator and retired in 1991. The company was Fairmont Machinery / Galis / FMC and EIMCO, the final name was Ruskins. Robert was a faithful servant of God until his illness. He was a member of Mt. Church of the Community of Harmony. He enjoyed working with wood, gardening, camping in Big Bear, and traveling with friends. Robert will be sadly missed and will live on in the hearts of his children. We all unite to say “Thank you for being our father”. Special thanks to Amedysis Hospice and the special nurses, Cortney, Angie and Corina. Family and friends can call Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, Monday, July 26, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until funeral service time at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ruth Hall officiating. Interment will follow at the Monumental Cemetery, where military honors will be bestowed by the Marion County Veterans Council Military Honor Guard and the US Army Camp Dawson Honor Guard. Online condolences can be left with the family at


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