Lynn “Cappy” Ervin


Lynn “Cappy” Ervin is the owner of Cappy’s Apex in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since purchasing the Apex he has been known and loved as Cappy. While others know & love him as Lynn.
On September 17, 2013 Cappy was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. Cappy and his wife, Kristie decided the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC had the best team of Oncologist’s, technology & facilities for treating his cancer.

Cappy began his radiation & chemotherapy treatments at Duke Cancer Institute the week of September 30, 2013. After his diagnostic PET Scan at Duke his Oncologists discovered his cancer has spread from his esophagus to a lymph node & into his liver. Therefore, in addition to his 4 weeks of esophageal & lymph node radiation & chemotherapy Cappy must undergo additional chemotherapy for his liver which will lengthen their time at Duke.

Since Cappy has daily treatments at Duke he and Kristie are required to stay in Durham. Their temporary home away from home is at The Caring House which is a home exclusively for Duke Cancer Institute patients & caregivers.

Many friends and family members are asking how they can help. So, we decided to create this website for an easy way to donate money (big or small) to help with all the extra expenses incurred during his cancer fight.

The donations will help toward lodging at The Caring House, medical expenses, gas and food. All donations are greatly appreciated by Cappy & Kristie. They thank you so much for all the love, prayers & support during this challenging time in their lives. Cappy & Kristie send their love & heartfelt appreciation as you join them in their biggest & most important ride ever……Cappy’s Ride…..his fight against cancer.

Donating is easy. With PayPal, you can use either your PayPal account or credit card to send a payment. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO DONATE.

Or you can mail a check to:

Lynn Ervin
P.O. Box 900
Erwin, TN 37650

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19 thoughts on “Lynn “Cappy” Ervin

  1. Hi Cappy,
    People who haven’t been there can’t fully understand but I have been there and I understand. You are in great hands at Duke, and I think you also know that prayer is essential to your healing. You were so sweet to lend me a hand when I was struggling to live, so here is one back at you…along with many prayers.
    Vicki Shell

    1. Yes, Cappy you are in the bestest of hands at Duke. I had good care in JC with my surgeons and oncologist radiologist, but I was blessed with my reconstruction procedure at duke. They took extra good care of me thru major surgery and even helped me with some of the other medical issues I had been having. I have surgery Monday at Duke so maybe I hope to drop by to see you and Christy for a few min. Dukes new cancer center is the state of the art . Its awesome. I pray for you and your healing. Karen Adams Durham

  2. hey, I came across this website yesterday it has inspirational stories for anything you may be going thru thought you might like to check it out? Tell Ledford to read the ones on raising teenages lol I am haha hope you are doing well today as always you all are in my thoughts and prayers <3<3<3

  3. Duke has kept my father alive for the past 3 years while he has his own battle with cancer. You could not have chosen a better place to receive treatment. Best of wishes and keep up the fight. You can beat it!

  4. I know you are going throught a lot,but you are a strong person, there are many people that have many prayers going out for you. Kristie I know this is hard for you to, but you know if there is any thing I can do please let me know, we are sending prayers out to you as well, we love you remember that always.

  5. Cappy, you are a strong person and have someone that loves you and to stand by your side. You have our prayers in East TN. You are in good hands in at Duke. Used to take patients on the ambulance to Duke.

  6. Lynn,
    Today I can across a post on facebook about you. This is the first we have heard about your illness. I wanted you to know that you (and your beautiful new wife) are in our thoughts and prayers. You have always been a special friend to us, even tho we don’t see you very often anymore. You take care and let the radiation and chemo do their thing. Thinking of you.

  7. Cappy,
    You are such a kind man and I remember the circumstances of our meeting. To you and your wife I pray for quick and painfree healing.

  8. Prayers out to you and your family Cappy. I know you have faith and that is all you need. Thanks for being a helping friend to me and many, many, others many, many, times…Im asking all prayer warriors to pray for you recovery, God Bless… Holsclaw

  9. Lynn, Be strong! Be the survivor!! Know that our family have you and Kristie in our prayers daily…Love ….Johnny and Chearie

  10. Lynn
    Elizabeth and I are so sorry to hear that you are having medical problems. I was glad to be able to get back in contact with you and wanted to let you know I have a bike to ride when you are ready. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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