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Burdette Cape
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1917
Thousand Oaks
Crawford County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 2008
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Age 91, departed this life Nov. 1, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Steelville, Mo., the son of James Wilbur and Flora (nee Hibler) Cape. On Oct. 18, 1941, Burdette was married to Reba Hall in Thayer, and they made their home in West Plains. Reba preceded him in death Sept. 25, 2003. During World War II Mr. Cape was a sergeant in the U.S. Army with expertise in radar repair. The campaigns and battles where he served included the Normandy invastion and Battle of the Bulge. He received other military honors and decorations but preferred not to talk about the war upon his return home. Following World War II he worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Plains for many years. After retirement he enjoyed caning chairs, weaving baskets and collecting antique glassware. Mr. Cape was a longtime member of the Curry Street Church of Christ where he served, at one time or another, as deacon, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and in various other capacities as needed. He even pinch-hit as preacher and song leader when needed. In the 1950s he would preach at smaller congregations of the Church of Christ in surrounding areas on Sunday afternoon after attending the Curry Street services in the morning. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn (Dr. Michael) Ledbetter, Little Rock, Ark., and Barbara (Leigh) Collins, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; two grandchildren, Anne (Jeff) Collins-Reed, Waupaca, Wis., and James (Amy) Collins, Oshkosh, Wis., and two great-grandsons, Zachary Collins and Connor Collins, Oshkosh, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; an infant daughter, Reba Elaine Cape; four brothers, James, Russell, Norman and Gerald; one sister, Theresa Cape Eshwieder; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Evangelist Keith McNeely officiating. Burial will be held in the family plot at Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains. Military rites will be performed by the West Plains Honor Guard and the Missouri Funeral Honors Program. 
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  Reba A. Hall Cape (1915 - 2003)*
  Reba Elaine Cape (1942 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Lawn Cemetery (West Plains)
West Plains
Howell County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Cape Family Plot
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Beca
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36177311
Burdette Cape
Added by: Chris J
Burdette Cape
Added by: Chris J
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Thank you for your service.
- Chris J
 Added: May. 14, 2016
I remember Mr. Cape when I went to Bible Study and Worship Services with my Grandmother, Cora Beasley, at the Curry Street church of Christ when we lived in West Plains. And my Daddy always spoke highly of Burdette Cape...My Daddy was Postal Inspector fo...(Read more)
- Jan Adamso
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014

- Beca
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009

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