Nov 06, 1922 - Feb 12, 2018
Jack Franklin Canady passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018 and has started his new journey to heaven with the Lord. Born November 6th, 1922 in Wilmington, NC to Walter J.F. Canady and Grace T. Canady. He attended and graduated from New Hanover High School where he won first place in the Unchanged Voice in the North Carolina State Music Contest. Jack enrolled in Wake Forest College, now known as Wake Forest University, in 1940. He worked two years in the school cafeteria to help pay for his room and board.
He was called into service and left Wake Forest to join the Naval Air Corps in 1942. He served as a commissioned officer and earned his wings as a Naval Aerial Navigator. His duty included 13 months flying in the Pacific Theater before being released by the Navy from active duty in 1946. Jack resumed his education in 1946 at Wake Forest and obtained a B.S. degree and then a law degree from Wake Forest in 1949. While at Wake Forest, in the post war years, he was elected Student Body Vice President and served on the student council and student legislature.
He became licensed to practice law in 1949 and relocated to Winston-Salem to practice with Winfield and Chris Blackwell. The firm was known as Blackwell, Blackwell and Canady when he became partner in 1954. He practiced law in the same firm for 53 years before retiring in 2002; the firm was then known as Canady, Thornton, Burge, Brown and Laws.
Jack married Jaqueline Edwards Canady in 1954. Jack was predeceased by both his mother, father and his wife Jaqueline of 30 years who passed away in 1990. Jack was an active member of the choir and fellowship at Centenary United Methodist Church for many years. He was also a member of the Twin City Kiwanis, Forsyth Country Club and of the local and State Bar Associations. Jack served as both the President of the Forsyth County Bar Association and the Forsyth Junior Bar Association. Prior to this, he served as President of The Twenty First Judicial Bar Association and served 6 years on the North Carolina State Bar Council.
Two children were born during his marriage with Jaqueline Canady, F. Clay Canady of Bermuda Run, NC and Kyle M. Canady. He is survived by his sons as well as his three grandchildren, Andrew Canady of Greensboro, NC and Sarah and Jennifer Canady of Raleigh, NC.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Sticht Center of Baptist Hospital and the magnificent staff and nurses of the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center. The family will have a private burial and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice and Palliative Care Center or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
R. Neal Fine
Clay & Family
So sorry for your loss, wishing you peace as you
remember and reflect on your Father's life.
R. Neal Fine
Alice Benton Lanham-Reeves
Clay and Kyle, I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. Alice
Jane Morgan Smith
Clay, I am sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. I'll be thinking of you as you work through the process of realizing the value of years of all the memories.
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)