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James W. "Jim" Cape

January 28, 1933 — February 8, 2024

Cuba, Missouri

James W. "Jim" Cape

James W. "Jim" Cape of Cuba, Missouri left this life on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the age of 91.

Jim was united in marriage to Darlene C. Hewkin on February 24, 1953, in Steelville, Missouri. To this union three children were born Alan, Randy and Scott.


Jim honorably served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War. He owned and operated Jim’s Motors in Cuba, since 1957 where he met the needs of many families with purchasing their first vehicle. He was a member of the Cuba Memorial Post #522, A.L. and attended the Cuba Free Will Baptist Church. He was always a big supporter of the youth in 4-H by purchasing animals at the Crawford County Fair. 


Jim was a humble man, with a smile and quick wit for everyone. He enjoyed being at the office every day, after his morning coffee time at the Truck Stop. C-C Cattle was his farm where he loved raising cattle and watching the new calves be born each year. He loved a good cooked meal, his coffee black and a chocolate mayonnaise cake for his birthday each year. Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals were a couple of his all time favorite sports teams, but would watch any game that was on the TV. He loved having company and spending time with his family. His stories, , smile and kindness will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. 


Jim is preceded in death by his parents James H. and Margaret E. (Hinch) Cape; wife Darlene C. (Hewkin) Cape; grandson Chris Bell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lenny (Carol) Hewkin, Buster (Vera) Hewkin, James “Jim” (Marilyn) Hewkin, Rodney (Shirley) Hewkin, Donald (June) Hewkin, Homer (Leora) Hewkin, Colleen Woolbright, Naomi (Walter) Boll and Eloise (Jay) Garms.


Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his three sons Alan (Terri Krehbiel) Cape, Randy Cape and Scott (Genifer) Cape all of Cuba; seven grandchildren; Jeremy (Melissa) King of Eureka, Missouri, Lendsay Cape of Denver, Colorado, Courtney (Jason) Meyer of Webster Groves, Missouri, Casey (Nick) Guzman of Denver, Colorado, Miranda (WilliamMills of Edgewater, Florida, Mallory Young and Cylas "Cy" Cape both of Cuba, twelve great grandchildren; Audrey, Chase, Ava, Emilia, Gavin, Mirabelle, Devin, Donovan, Kaetlyn, Cole, Mason and Luciana, one brother Jerry and wife Lonnie Cape of Cuba; one brother-in-law Glen Woolbright of Manchester; special family friend Wanda Nivens; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 


Visitation will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.


Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Mahurin, officiating. Special music by Joanie and Faith Ann. 


Honored to be serving as pallbearers will be Alan Cape, Jeremy King, Randy Cape, Cole Young, Scott Cape and Cy Cape. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Kulp, Jimmy Montgomery, Chase Guzman, Mason Young and Gavin King. 

Interment with military honors will follow at Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, Missouri.


If desired, memorials would be appreciated to the Oak Hill 4-H club or Cuba Memorial Post #522, A.L.


The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the family of James W. “Jim” Cape.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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