Caplin Joseph Moran, 22, of Centreville, Mich., passed away early Friday morning, May 21, 2010, at his home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1987, in Sturgis, Mich., a son to Joseph and Dawn (Shears) Moran.
Caplin had resided in Sturgis most of his life and attended Sturgis Public Schools.
He was a self employed tattoo artist and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved time spent in the outdoors especially daybreak. He was also a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR.
Caplin is survived by one daughter, Maddilyn Moran of Centreville; father, Joseph Moran of Centreville; mother and step-father, Dawn (Ed) Moran-Cox of Sturgis; two brothers, Jashua Moran and Wesley Moran both of Sturgis; half sister, Daisy Moran of Three Rivers; grandparents, Royce and Sharon Shears of Sturgis.
He was preceded by his grandparents, Thomas and Genevieve Moran; and great-grandparents, Dey and Opal Hostetler and Ernest and Anna Shears.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 where a memorial service celebrating the life of Caplin Joseph Moran will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Clarence Combs of the Five Corners Baptist Church in Wolcottville, Indiana will officiate. A graveside committal of the ashes will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091 to help with expenses.