James Harvey Canaday

James Harvey Canaday, 59, Lawrence, died Monday at LMH Health. He was born Aug. 15, 1959 in Duncan, OK. the son of Robert Leon and Joanne Pearl Epler Canaday.

Jim was very active in his church, taught children’s sermons, loved walking with his dog Vonica and had a Master’s in psychology.

Survivors include his mother, sister Rose (Frank) Murphy, and a brother Chris Canaday.

Memorial service will be 1:30pm. Sunday, January 27, North Lawrence Christian Church, 7th. and Elm.

Messages & Condolences

From Cindy Flippo...

Sad to see james passed I didn’t know until now or would have attended his service. RIP James. You welll be missed. Prayers for his family and extended family here in North Lawrence.

From Rae Hudspeth...

Jim was not only kind, he was very funny at times. He was “good folk”, and even if he disagreed with your POV, he could discuss it with you as a friend. I’m so sorry he has moved on. My condolences to his family.

From Steve Ste. Marie...

I was a neighbor of Jim in 1st and 2nd grade, contacted him Thursday 1/17 after over 51 years. We spoke of flying kites in John Galvin park when the days were long and sunny ☀️. I remember his dad Bob playing Mr Hossey Frossey in a play called The Gazebo in the local community theatre 🎭. Jim and Chris always played together with my sister and I while the parents played cards . Bob would say “James I’m going to give you the boot” when he was acting up. We talked about all this at length, little did we know would be our last time. Even though I hadn’t seen Jimmy in over 50 years, will miss him forever

From Chris Canaday...

Jim will be missed. All of us family members live far away (especially me), and we thank his church for being his Lawrence family. Our condolences to everyone who knew and prayed with Jim.

From Candy Canaday Wright...

Praying for the family and his brothers and sisters in Christ. So glad he knew the Lord and had such a wonderful church family and terrific neighbors.

From Sandra Reed...

My thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family and his many friends and church family members. He was a gentle soul, I have no doubt he is at rest with his Lord, and I loved and respected him as a brother in Christ.

From Diane Stoddard...

Condolences to Jim’s family. I got to know Jim through his work with the City’s public transit system. I will remember him fondly.

From Cindy MCNICOLL...

James will be missed by many. His family is in my thoughts and prayers you’re now in God’s hands..peace be with you James, miss you.

From Loma Gregg...

Thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family, he will be missed not seeing him at Church on Sunday Morning, and doing the Children’s Sermons. Jim always had a smile and a kind word for you. He loved it when we had our Fellowship Dinners. JIM you will be missed but I’ll always see you setting in that same Pew. RIP JIM. LOMA

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