Loy Brooks Kapps, D.D.S., was a graduate of Loris High School, Wofford College and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He served an internship in the Department of Exodontia and Oral Surgery. During World War II and the Korean War, Dr. Kapps served in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Navy. He opened a dental practice in Loris in 1946 and continued, except for the time he spent in military service, until health problems forced him to close his office in 1972. He was president of the Pee Dee Dental Society and a member of the Pee Dee Health Systems Agency.
In addition to his dental practice Dr. Kapps engaged in real estate development, including the nine hole Northern Pines Golf Club.
He was very active in the life of the community and served in many offices in organizations and churches. He was a member of City Council for three terms, president of the Lions Club and of the LHS Athletic Boosters Club, secretary of the LHS school board, commander of American Legion Post 41, a member of the Horry County Planning Commission, a teacher and member of the administrative board of Loris United Methodist Church, a Mason and Shriner, and served on the troop committee of the Boy Scouts. In addition he was an organizer and charter member of the Carolinas Country Club.
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