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Curtis Cannaday of the Rural Shade Community and formerly of Dallas passed away Tuesday evening at Navarro Regional Hospital with his family at his side. He was born May 23, 1943 in Savanna, Oklahoma to Oscar R. and Pearl Lovin Cannaday. Curtis served in the U.S. Navy for six years during Vietnam. He drove a truck for 40 plus years for Lasco Industries and Riley Transport. He loved to fish, tinker "building in his shop" and raise Angus and Brangus cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Pearl Cannaday; brothers, Jim, Billy and Floyd Cannaday; sisters Margaret Francis and Faynell Cannaday.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Kaye Cannaday; children, Raymond Cannaday, Kayla Duncan, Lisa May, Charles Kellis, Steve Kellis and Nicole Allred; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite. Honorary pallbearers will be Grandson's, Casey Jones, Justin Jones, Dustin Cannaday, Zack May, Koby Phelps, Jake Winship, Noah Cannaday, Cole Winship, Joshua Kellis and Steven Kellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County or Project Paws.
Published on February 22, 2018
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