5100 Interstate 30 (at US-69), Greenville, TX75402

Gary Dean Caplinger
September 19, 1959 - March 18, 2024

Gary Dean Caplinger

Gary Dean Caplinger

Gary Dean Caplinger, 64, of Greenville passed away March 18, 2024, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday At Higher Ground Country Church in Quinlan under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville. Pastors Josh Lott, Mark Garrett, and Charlie Nassar will be officiating.
Gary was born September 19, 1959 in Bonham to Betty Jo (Smith) and Carrol Dean Caplinger. On March 16, 2007 in Bonham, he married Cara Scallan. He was retired from retail management and currently served as pastor of Higher Ground Country Church in Quinlan.
He is survived by his wife, Cara Caplinger of Greenville; sons, Dustin Caplinger and wife, Erika and Jordan Caplinger and wife, Aubrey, Jeffrey Lanting and daughter, Ashleigh LaBrot; brothers, Ronnie Caplinger and wife, Cara, Jimmy Caplinger and wife, Tammy and Larry Joe Caplinger; and grandchildren, Payton, Teagan, Tinley, Hoyt, Evelyn and Emma.
Gary's parents, grandparents and uncles preceded him in death.
Family request memorials be made to Higher Ground Country Church, 2585 E. Quinlan Pkwy., Quinlan, TX 75474 in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Kim Hood
    Gary was the best manager Wal Mart has ever had. He was genuinely helpful and joyful about his work. I was just a customer, but I always wanted to find him if there was any type of issue because he would get things done and was courteous and always cared. Cara was my beautician for many years and is extremely sweet and genuine. Cara, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
  2. Shirley Melton
    Gary you will so be missed by many. You were one of the best managers I could ever work for. Hugs & prayers for all family & friend.
  3. Sonya zackery
    Great man and x co-manager of Walmart..no matter what he was going through that day..he ALWAYS had a smile on his face and chatted with me and my mom(gone) ex worker also.kindest heart.he will be missed..
  4. Melanie Zander
    Thoughts & prayers to the family. I truly enjoyed going to work and working with Gary at WM. He was a great boss and will be dearly missed. Sincere condolences.
  5. Amy Lovelady McElyea
    I am so sorry for your loss. Gary is going to be missed very much! He was that boss that we all enjoyed working with. I also worked with him at Walmart for many years. He always cared about his employees and their families. He was a great friend. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
  6. Kathy Abercrombie
    So very sorry ur loss he was one of the kindness men I know .Never fell to ask how ur doing he will be missed Rest In Peace Gary
  7. Sandy Milstead
    He was my boss at Walmart for years and was a great man. Everytime I saw him around Greenville or in Walmart he always asked how my kids were. Now grown I saw him a few years ago with my now 30 yr old daughter and he told her he’s known her since she was 6-7. He will be greatly missed
  8. Tony C Howard
    Rest in peace Gary my friend. May God bless you and your family. Tony
  9. Donnie Mota
    A kind soul ,great boss ,a wonderful person.God bless you and keep you Cap.
  10. Bobby & Patti Kitchens
    Words seem to small to express the sadness we feel in Gary’s passing. Until we meet again one day.
  11. Lisa M Hawkins
    I worked with Gary for many years at Walmart. I send my deepest sympathy to all his family and friends!
  12. Chad Rector
    Sincerest Condolences to the family.
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