Canady, William T. (May 11, 1916 - March 15, 1980)

Services Tuesday for Bill T.


Douglas Budget - March 20, 1980

Graveside services for William T. Canady, 63, of Douglas were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lusk Cemetery. The Rev. James Wolfkiel of Christ Episcopal Church officiated.

Canady died at the Converse County Memorial Hospital Saturday after a short illness.

He was born May 11, 1916 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the first child of Tracy and Farrell Canady. The family moved to Casper in 1918 where he graduated from N.C.H.S. in 1939. Bill attended the University of Wyoming where he was champion on the school's fencing team and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He later attended the School of Commerce at Northwestern in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army 76th Division of the Infantry in the European Theatre from 1941 to 1945, attaining the rank of captain. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during this time.

Canady married Florence Boyd of Lusk on September 30, 1944 in Hammond, Indiana. They moved to Douglas in 1945 where they owned and operated the GM dealership until their retirement in 1972.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, the American Legion, Douglas Community Club, Klondike Club and had served as president of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Wyoming Travel Commission under Governor Hickey and served as vice president of that group. Bill was an excellent chef and loved to entertain their friends with his delicious dishes.

Survivors include his wife Florence, one brother Robert of Long Beach, Calif.; one sister Mrs. Duane (Virginia) Manfull of Riverton; two nieces, Mrs. Ted Kaegebein of Garden Grove, Calif. and Julie Manfull of Riverton; one nephew Robert Canady Jr. of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and several aunts and cousins. His parents preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Ben LeVasseur, Bob Thomas, Sam Bass, George Wills, Harold Mackey and George Sims of Cheyenne. Honorary pallbearers were M.C. Mundell of Laramie, Don Martinson of Casper, John Clemens, Al Clough and Scott Carver.

The family would appreciate memorials to either the heart fund or Parish Hall Fund of Christ Episcopal Church.


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