James Cecil Caples, Sr., 84, died Friday, March 3, 2023, at his home. Born in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Bernice Caples Stephens. Mr. Caples was a retired roofer. Surviving are three sons, James “Jimmy” Caples, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, Lawrence Eugene “Gene” Caples of Florence and Paul Bartlette of Sumter; a daughter, Barbara Saverance of Florence; two sisters, Judy Hershberger of Manning and Earline Tennant of Summerton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. Monday at Green Acres Cemetery with Rev. Michael Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.