Donald Wayne Canipe
November 20, 1940 ~ February 6, 2016
Resided in: Candler, NC
Donald Wayne Canipe, 75, of Candler, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his home. A native of the Green Mtn. area of Yancey Co., he was a son of the late Earnest and Myrtle Canipe. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob W. Canipe, and a sister, Ernestine Potter. Don, known as "Don Ho" to his step-children and grandchildren, retired from BASF. He was a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. He was past president of the Pioneers Club, and past member of the Board of Directors of the Enka Credit Union. He enjoyed Snow Hills car shows, tennis, golf, his grandchildren's sporting events, camping at Ocean Lakes, and his beloved dog Rudy. Surviving are his wife, Pat Canipe; sons, Michael Canipe (Natalie) and Greg Canipe (Shirley); grandsons, Logan and Hudson Canipe; step-son, Robbie Ownbey (Kim); step-daughter, Jackie Ownbey; step-grandchildren, Sydney and Carson Ownbey; sisters, Betty Yurkiewicz, Rosalie Latham (Dick), and Earline Canipe; brother, CC Canipe (Ora Lee); and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diane Johnston officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Graveside services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Fairview Cemetery, Horton Hill, Yancey Co. The family wishes to express special appreciation to the staff of CarePartners Hospice for the loving care they provided to Mr. Canipe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church B.E.A.R. Closet, 84 Snow Hill Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.