Quinn Capers III was born on May 19, 1944 in Talladega, Alabama to the union of Quinn Capers, Jr. and Ida Gladys Baker-Capers. Quinn was the eldest of four brothers. He was nurtured and encouraged by both his parents and grandparents, Quinn and Willie Capers. Quinn attended and graduated at the top of his class at Westside High School in Talladega, Alabama in 1961. He earned a scholarship to Talladega College with a high score on the college entrance exam. He married his high school sweetheart, Julia Morris on May 31, 1962. In 1973, he remarried Rosetta Minter. Rosetta preceded Quinn in death.
Quinn joined the U.S. Air Force on June 20, 1963 and was awarded several military honors. After his service in the Air force, Quinn served the with Dayton Fire Department and as a police officer for the City of Dayton for 19 years, where he was a member of the Black Police Officers Union.
Quinn Capers III passed away peacefully at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 surrounded by family. Quinn was preceded in death by his father, Quinn Capers, Jr. and his mother, Ida Gladys Capers. He leaves to keep his memory and legacy, his children: Alesia (Steven) Gillison, Quinn (Cheryl) Capers IV, Adrienne (Mickey) Davis, and Angela Capers, and Renee (Charles) Gray; Grandchildren: Julisa N. Capers, Quinn Capers V, Christian A. Capers, Camille C. Capers, Ryland D. Fountain, William D. Colston, Christiaan B. Colston, and James A. Woody: Brothers: Charles (Freida) Capers, Mayo Capers and Cedric Capers; his long-time companion Lucretia Coldly, and a host of amazing nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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