LAWNDALE John David Canipe, 72, of Old NC 18 in Lawndale, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese. Born Dec. 27, 1946, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Sally Leona Smith. He was retired from Century Furniture. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Marvin "Smokey" Smith Sr.; two sons, Bobby Eugene Canipe and David Lee "Pete" Canipe; and brother, Donald "Ringo" Canipe. Survivors include his wife 37 years, Sandra Willis Canipe; two brothers, Bobby Walker of Lawndale and Marvin C. Smith Jr. of Casar; sister, Mary Kate Walker Smith of Connelly Springs; granddaughter, Emily Ann Almony; great-granddaughter, Dixie Lynn; great-grandson, Michael; niece, Tracy Childers; and nephews, Roger, Jerry and Eddie. The visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Price officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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