Donald Wayne Canipe

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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.

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  2. Patriarch of a fine family. We’ll miss his smile and personality. He was a good man. To Pat and the rest of the family we express our deepest sympathy and condolences. May you gain strength by remembering Don is the best possible way. Ed & Kay Hoglen

  3. Jackie, Kim and Robbie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Kim and Ken Austin.

  4. Pat and family… and all of Don’s family…my prayers and thoughts are
    with you at this time. Don was a great person and a good friend

  5. Dear Family I would like to extend my deepest condolences. I knew Mr. Canipe from the many times he had lunch at the Enka Lake Club where I was the COOK for a period of time in the mid ’90’s. My late husband Terry was employed at BASF then.I recall that Mr. Canipe always greeted us with a smile and treated us with the utmost respect. I miss those days. May God grant you strength to face the coming days,peace to calm the nights and love to last eternal.

  6. Dear Family of Donald – So sorry about Donald’s passing. We were neighbors in Yancey county when we were growing up. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God Bless each one of you and help you bear this great burden of loss. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

  7. To my uncle I will think of you in my thoughts and prayers.I loved coming down and seeing you. You were a avid tennis and golf player. You will be missed.

  8. To my uncle Donald I sure will miss that great smile. I loved seeing you when I came to north Carolina. My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and the boys.

  9. Pat, We were so sorry to hear of Don’s death. We will miss that big smile of his. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Jim and Barbara Turpin

  10. Pat,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don was always so much fun to be around. I’ll never forget the time I radded you out to Don about the bonuses that got ohhh and the infamous ‘Front Porch Floss’ story (my favorite). Good times and great stories. Thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless you with peace and comfort.
    Love ya,

  11. Pat,
    We were so sorry to hear of Donald\’s passing, He was a wonderful friend,
    cousin & classmate. Our family reunion will not be the same without him.
    You are all in our prayers & thoughts.

  12. To Pat and Family, My Deepest condolences . Heard about his Passing from Face Book He was a great guy and Uncle and Brother to My Mother His Sister

  13. Pat & Family: Sherry and I are so very sorry about your loss. We both share in your grief and offer our sincere condolences. I’m happy that I got to spend a lot of time with Don on the tennis courts at Aston Park and Grove Park over the years. He was a joy to be around and I’m happy that we developed a good friendship. He was also one of the few people who could share ‘Green Mountain’ stories with me. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and the rest of the family. I am also very sorry I won’t be able to attend the services.

  14. Pat we are so very sorry for you loss. Don will be greatly missed.
    Prayers for God to comfort you and your family as only he can.

  15. Robbie & Jackie and families our prayers and thoughts are with your families in this difficult time.God grants peace to all his children.
    Bruce, Danny and Chas–Courtesy Barber Shop

  16. Pat:

    So sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Love you, miss you and know you and your family are in my thoughts. Blessings….

  17. I am verry sorry I couldn\’t come to the services. Don was a very good member of the Credit Union Board and we worked together well. I got a chance to meet his son and bought tires from him. Hope everyone is doing well. My prayers are with you all.

  18. Mike and Natalie, I’m so very sorry to hear about your Dad. You guys are in our prayers and please let Heath and I know if you need anything. Love to you all.

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