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David Franklin Canup Sr., 63, of Salisbury, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior November 14, 2013. Mr. Canup was born on February 1, 1950 in Charlotte, NC to the late Homer Eugene Canup and Thelma Turner Canup. Mr. Canup proudly served his country in the Army National Guard.
A graduate of Garinger High School and a member of the Newell Community, David grew up playing baseball under the coaching of his beloved father. As he became an adult, he coached many young men in Little League. He is a life long fan of the Atlanta Braves and spent most of his career in the construction business as a truck driver, dispatcher, and salesman. David was a member of Dunn’s Mountain Baptist Church and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed Golf, Fishing, Nascar, the Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, Duck Dynasty, squirrel hunting with his grandson Billy, and watching his granddaughter Brittany cheer.
David is survived by his wife, Brenda Burgin Canup; a daughter, Wendy Miller and husband Brian of Granite Quarry; a son, David Canup Jr. and wife Kelly of Monroe; a brother, Gene Canup and wife Cathy of Cleveland, TN; a sister, Elaine Demato and husband Joe of Charlotte; four grandchildren, Kasey Canup, Brittany McGee, Billy McGee, and Madison Miller; stepdaugher, Shannon Keesler and husband Shan of Monroe; a stepson, Jon Murray of Ohio; stepgranddaughters, Kara and Kristin Keesler, and greatgrandson, Colby.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday November 18, 2013 at Dunn’s Mountain Baptist Church at 3:00 PM conducted by the Rev. R. J. Hammond. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the, American Heart Association (4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen VA 23060-9979) or to the American Diabetes Association (P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116 – 7023).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Canup family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.