Beloved Robertson Teacher, Cody Capps, Dies Unexpectedly from the Flu, He was 37
ROBERTSON COU TY, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Beloved Robertson County Schools Special Education Teacher Cody Wray Capps has unexpectedly died, he was just 37.
Sources tell Smokey Barn News that Capps came down with the flu and was hospitalized in the days leading up to his passing and the illness became too much for him. Capps passed away on Thursday, December 28th, 2023.
Robertson County Schools released the following statement regarding Capps’s passing.
“It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of Cody Capps, Behavior Coordinator. Over his thirteen years of dedicated service, Cody’s unwavering commitment to fostering positive change and his genuine compassion for the lives of countless individuals throughout the district is immeasurable.
“As we come to terms with this profound loss, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Cody’s family, particularly his beloved wife and four boys. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts for the difficult months ahead.”
Joshua Hinerman Transportation Director, Robertson County Schools…
“Cody was a dear friend to the transportation family (at Robertson County Schools bus services) and myself and will be truly missed. He helped us sub-drive many times when we were short on drivers. His life was one of service to others. Anyone who had the good pleasure of working with him observed such a truth. He lived his life in accordance with the principles found within the gospel and loved his church family. He was a gentle giant when it came to interacting with students. He truly never forgot what it was like to be a child and it was with this spirit that he was so successful with children.
“Although he has now continued his journey to a majestic home above, his footprints and legacy here on earth will live on in the lives of all he touched! May we earnestly pray for his wife and four boys during this time of loss. We are not saying goodbye to our esteemed friend forever but rather we say resolutely, and with undaunted courage and with the faith Cody lived daily- See you later Cody until we meet again! We patiently look forward to that glorious reunion not just of our friend Cody but all who we have lost. We think of the lyrics to a beautiful song written by Troy Ramey which give the ultimate answer to our current sadness and suffering, ‘Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.'”
Capps was born September 16th, 1986 in Indianapolis. He married the love of his life, Daphne Lynn (Able) Capps on January 1st, 2010. Capps had four sons: Ezekiel, Forrest, Gideon, and Hawkins.
Capps was a 2005 graduate of Decatur Central High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education in 2009 from the University of St. Francis in Indiana. He earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bethel University in 2013 and added a Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate from the Florida Institute of Technology.
He began teaching Special Education for Robertson County Schools in 2010 and later served as an Assistant Principal and Behavior Coordinator while also driving a bus for school transportation. During his time there, he was instrumental in the success of many students in Robertson County.
Capps was a dedicated husband, father, long-time member, servant leader, and Deacon at Long Hollow Church in Tennessee. When he wasn’t dedicating his time to his family and the Lord, Capps enjoyed hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, weightlifting, and football and even took pride in working on his home and coaching his sons in wrestling, football, and soccer.
Known as a great leader, role model, and a source of inspiration and motivation within the community, Capps will be deeply missed by many.
A celebration of life service will be held following visitation at 11 am on Friday, January 5th at the banquet center. Cody will be laid to rest in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, IN.
A local celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Capps Children Education Fund, c/o Daphne Capps, 3121 Tyree Springs Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or a GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family with burial costs.
For Cody’s full online obituary CLICK HERE.