David Walter Canady

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. 


2 Responses to David Walter Canady

  1. James A. Canady December 13, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

    One of my cherished memories of my dad was a Christmas back in 1968. I was 7 and Jeff was 5. We lived in Miami, FL. Jeff and I were always the first ones up of course and we would run into the living room to see what gifts we had from Santa. There were 2 brand new 5 Speed bikes that we had wanted so bad. Man was that a sight to see. I later learned that it was mom and dad that had worked their tales off to get us kids pretty much what we wanted for Christmas. We would ride those bikes all over the place and to school. Dad would allow me to go with him on his route sales when he worked for Sealtest Ice-cream. Thats when I knew how hard he worked for this family every day. I miss you dad but I know you have a new body and if there is 18 holes of golf up in heaven I know where you will be. Love you dad and know this that I will see you again one day… Jimmy

  2. Chris Canady December 14, 2023 at 11:49 am #

    On 7/21/2010, Jeff, Dad, Grandpa and I were playing a round of golf at the beach. I think we might have been there for the Father Son Memorial Golf tournament that year. But we decided to go play a round together at some club the name of which I forget. But that day on a beautiful par 3 facing the sun, I hit my first ever hole in one and had them all sign the golf ball. Kept it until this day by my bedside table. Will never forget all the countless rounds we played, trips to the mountains and beach and all over and days we golfed until we dropped. Thankful for the early memories and times we all had at Lincolnton Country Club. We love you and will miss you so much.…..Chris

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