On August 2, 2019 my adult son, Daniel Ryan Capes, died after battling a rare form of cancer.  He was 36 years old. For that reason, I have not posted on this site.  While he became gravely ill and died, I focused on him and my family and did not spend any time with this site.  Instead, occasionally, I would post something on Facebook to help me process my grief. Over the next few weeks I will post here what I posted there.  In time, I will return to my thoughts on New Testament.

Here is my first post from August 4th, two days after he died:

I am the father of three boys. I will always be the father of three boys though one I no longer see. Two days ago my son, Daniel Capes, 36 years old. breathed his last and passed from this world to the next. He was a courageous warrior in his battle with cancer. He is my hero. I can’t tell you how proud his mom and I are of him. He’s pictured here (far left) with his brothers, mom and me last Christmas. He is also pictured with Jenel Capes , his wife of 13 years, and his son Tobias Alexander Capes , 4 years old. A service in celebration of his life will be held Saturday August 10th at Ecclesia Houston, 1100 Elder St. at 11 am. 

Since this ordeal began for us in late March, I have not been able to post. We have been overwhelmed. Over the next few days and weeks I will post pictures of my beloved son. We have been so grateful for the support of so many. Their stories are yet to be told.


  1. Hi David

    You don’t know me, and we’ve not met, but I wanted to let you know that I am sorry to read your sad news, and I trust you know peace and grace from God at this time.

    All strength to you



  2. Dear Dr. Capes, I am just heartbroken to read this. How I pray that the Lord will hold you all close. May all the wonderful memories bring comfort in time. I send sincere sympathy to you, the family, Jenel, and please know I am praying for you all. Angie Westmoreland

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