William Earl Canady
DANDY — William Earl Canady, 80, gained his angel wings Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. Alias names over the years were Dad, Pops, Granddaddy, Papa, Earl and Candyman.
He loved fishing, boating and gardening. He had a green thumb and enjoyed growing vegetables and sharing them with neighbors in Dandy. He enjoyed watching the activity on the York River and spent his last days doing what he enjoyed.
He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as a supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Canady; parents, Emma Tyler Canady and James Burroughs Canady, Sr.; son, Steve Williams; daughter, Michelle Moore Russell; brothers, Wendel, Lloyd and Donnie Canady; and sisters, Merlene Rheuark and Betty Carter.
He is survived by children, Keith Canady (Sonya), Allen Williams (Lisa), Josh Moore (Colleen), Rhonda Freeman (Steven) and Creig Moore (Laurie); daughters-in-law, Charlene Moore and Cindy Williams; grandchildren, Ryan Canady, Spencer Canady, Braxton Canady, Caitlin Williams, Shane Williams, Savannah Williams, Dusty Moore, Joshua Moore, Chris Moore, Kaylee Russell, Cody Stamper, Leah Foster and Ian Foster; brothers, Willie Canady and James B. Canady Jr.; sister, Joyce Phipps; brother-in-law, Lawrence Whitehurst; sister-in-law, Carolyn Hughes; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 1, 2020, in Peninsula Memorial Park.
A special thanks to Hospice of Virginia for the excellent care and support they provided. Jessie and Julie, we will always be grateful to you!