David Walter Canady, beloved husband, father, and grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on December 8, 2023, at the age of 84. He was born on November 1, 1939, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to James and Ruby Canady.
David is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Marian Canady, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Together, they created a beautiful life and left a legacy. David leaves behind two sons who were the pride and joy of his life. James Canady and his wife Diane, along with their children Jacob, Joshua, Christopher, and Tammy, brought him immeasurable happiness. David also cherished his son Jeff Canady and his wife Laura, who blessed him with two granddaughters, Bailey and Morgan. He was the beloved brother of Buster Carpenter, who predeceased him several years ago. David’s sister-in-law, Donna, continues to be a cherished member of the family.
After serving in the Army as a young man (16 years old), David embarked on a successful career in route sales and insurance. Though he eventually retired, his unwavering work ethic and commitment to excellence led him to come out of retirement to support his son Jeff in the establishment of a thriving chauffeured transportation company (CLT Express) as one of the original chauffeurs 23 years ago.
Above all else, David had an unyielding passion for his faith in God as a member of Beth Haven Baptist Church. On many Sunday mornings, rain or shine, he drove the Church bus to pick up children who did not have a way to Church as he very much-loved children to attend Sunday school.
He instilled in his sons the values of love, integrity, and perseverance. One of their fondest memories was the time they spent together on the golf course, a sport that David adored. Through countless rounds of golf, laughter filled the air as a loving bond between father and sons was forged. These treasured moments created memories that will forever be cherished.
Throughout his life, David touched the lives of many and was a true friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His kindness, integrity, and genuine interest in others’ well-being endeared him to everyone he met. David’s legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched, the lessons he imparted, and the love he bestowed upon his family.
As we bid farewell to David Walter Canady, we take solace in the knowledge that his spirit will continue to guide and inspire us. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory live on in our hearts forever.
The family will receive friends on Friday December 15, 2023 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow starting at 2:00PM.