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Benjamin Franklin Caperton, III
June 16, 1922 - November 15, 2004

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By: Charlya Pence Nov 18, 2004
My Dearest Papa,

You have been my hero and protector all of my life. Words can never express how much you mean to me and what a wonderful man I know you are. I love hearing the story about how you were in a lawyer’s office in Louisiana when you got the call from Mimi that I was born and then flew down to Houston right away. You have told it to me so many times and every time you tell me I feel so special. Through my life you have never failed to make me feel deeply loved and incredibly special. I was looking at some of my childhood pictures this week and I can’t help but smile and feel so close to you. You were a hero for our country and you were a hero to your family and friends. As I think of you I can’t help but smile as I remember all of the funny and quirky things you have done. I love how you will stop at nothing to protect those you love from pain. I have so many memories of how protective you are of Mimi. The marriage you have is one that I always aspired to have. I have hoped for a relationship like the one that you and Mimi share and I am so happy you were able to finally see me have that. You always stuck by me when things were tough and your love never once faltered. I love how when you retired you took it upon yourself to write the Beaumont newspaper when you saw incorrect grammar or spelling or gripe about the cable company when the cable went out because of a storm. I love how passionate you were about politics and weren’t afraid to tell someone just what you thought, whether it was politically correct or not! That amuses me so much! As the years go by I can see so many of those qualities in me and I am proud to possess them. I have so many wonderful memories of our time together and I am so lucky to have those. I am so proud to be your grand-daughter and will never forget what a strong, loving, funny, brave, smart, witty and tender man you were. Thank you SO much for all of the wonderful memories I will carry with me until I see you again.

I love you

By: Randy Williams Nov 18, 2004

I didn’t know you for very long, but I am so thankful I had the chance to meet you and get to know you as well as I did. I am so appreciative of how you treated me like a member of the family right from the start because you trusted your loved ones. I really grew to admire you and I am especially impressed with how clear it was that you fully grasped how to appropriately prioritize things in life. Many people seem to get bogged down and somehow regularly fail to address the things that matter most, like loyalty, partnership, and family (among others). I’m glad you weren’t like that - you did it the right way leaving none of us with any regrets.

Of all the things I think you succeeded at, the one I truly am most impressed with is the greatest legacy you can build - your family. I think one of the best gauges for judging the magnitude of the man you were is to simply look at your wonderful family. It is filled with so much love and loyalty - I’m certain you look down on them with as much pride the rest of us do with admiration. They are the best reflection of you that we could ever hope for and having them here is one of the many reasons none of us ever really have to be without you around. Families like this are rare and I’m so fortunate to be a part of yours.

Thank you for taking the time to share so many of your war stories with me. That meant a lot and I will treasure those discussions forever. I hope you enjoyed talking with me about it as much as I did with you. I am so thankful the world had good men like you to stand tall for all of our best interest.

Many people consider life to be a journey. We are all so proud to have been a part of yours and so lucky that you were a part of ours. As each of us do our best to navigate through the remainder of our individual journeys, I’m confident you are looking down with positive and reassuring encouragement all along the way. In your honor, we’ll all bravely do our best, just like you’d expect us to do.

Someday our journeys will have us each arriving at the same place you are now. And we will be so glad to see you again. Until then, every step of the way, we’ll keep you right there with us in our hearts.

Thank you Papa!

Randy Williams

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