Chester Lawrence Canaday

October 31, 1925 - August 18, 2020
Chester Lawrence Canaday


Chester Lawrence Canaday of, Wilmington, NC, was born on Saturday, October 31, 1925 to the late Hubert and Vivia Canaday, and passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Davis Community, completing his journey of 94 years.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years: Anna Rae; two sons: Joseph Lawrence Canaday and William Douglas “Butch” Canaday.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories two sons: Robert Canaday; Jeffrey Canaday; one daughter: Kimberly Starnes; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; along with a host of friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends and family after the graveside service on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Canaday’s Yacht Basin, 7624 Mason Landing Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411

A private graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Canaday Family Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • August 20, 2020
    Jessica Autry lit a candle:
    Lit since August 20, 2020 at 8:21:17 PM

  • August 22, 2020
    Angelina Bowden says:
    Mr. C will be dearly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with the Canaday family. Love y'all very much!!

  • August 22, 2020
    Bryan Dees says:
    Sending our condolences to Jeff and his family. We are so sorry.

  • August 25, 2020
    Margarita Ortega says:
    Mr. C you’re in my prayer as well as your beautiful and devoted family. It was truly a blessing knowing you all.