Richard “String” Caplinger, 45, of New Vienna, Ohio died 2:27 PM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. He was born January 2, 1966 in Wilmington, Ohio, son of Robert Caplinger of New Vienna, Ohio and the late Elaine Couch Kelly.
Mr. Caplinger had previously worked for Snow Hill Country Club and had also done construction and excavating work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, playing the drums, and figure eight racing. He was a member of the North American Hunting Club.
In addition to his father, Mr. Caplinger is survived by a son, Bradley Landon Caplinger of New Vienna, Ohio; a brother, James (Linda) Caplinger of New Vienna, Ohio; two sisters, Judy (Steve) Huff of New Vienna, Ohio and Gail Hutchins of Hillsboro, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Nathan (LaLisa) Caplinger, Angel Caplinger, Jeremy (Tabby) Huff, Justin Huff, and Michael Hutchins; five great nieces and great nephews; as well as many special friends. In addition to his mother, a son, Mathew Caplinger, is preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home, 64 S. South Street, New Vienna, Ohio with Sidney Clay officiating. Burial will be in New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 10, 2011 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District, 676 West Street, New Vienna, Ohio 45159.