|Death: ||Apr. 12, 2010|
SAVANNAH - Hoyt Paul Canady Sr., a resident of Decatur for more than 45 years, died on Monday, April 12th, following a brief illness. He was 92.
Mr. Canady was a native of Savannah and moved to Decatur in 1963 following the merger of the Southern Railway with the Central of Georgia Railway based in Savannah. At the Southern's Atlanta offices, he worked in the data processing and computer department, retiring in 1977. In Decatur, he was a member of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and member of the finance committee.
Mr. Canady was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Solomon's Lodge No.1, F&AM of Savannah, The Scottish Rite Consistory-Valley of Savannah and was a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta and sang with the Chanters choral group. He also was a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Known affectionately as "Pop" to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and others, he participated in many volunteer activities but especially enjoyed helping deliver flowers on Valentine's Day and helping disabled young people learn to swim.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Iverson Canady and Callie Chitty Canady; sisters, Evelyn McMakin, Mabel Canady, Elizabeth Canady and Margaret Anderson and granddaughter, Jan Jendrynski Rosser.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alberta Cobb Canady; sister, Cora King; son Hoyt P. Canady, Jr. and wife Marilyn of Knoxville, TN; daughters, Alberta Lane and fiancÚ Dr. John Fillingim of Austin, TX and Savannah; Patricia Rosser and husband David of Milton, FL; grandchildren, The Rev. H. Paul Canady, III of New Bern, NC, Emily Suzanne Canady of Knoxville, Joseph M. "Chip" Lane, III of Savannah, Capt. James M. Lane, USMC of Beaufort, SC, Kevin Rosser of Redding, CA; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel on Thurs, Apr 15 at 2pm. Viewing will also be at Fox and Weeks on Wednesday Apr 14 from 6-8pm. Graveside services will be held at Floral Hills Memory Garden in Tucker, GA, on Sat, April 17 at 11am.
Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to Hope Baptist Church, 11100 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA 31419. Fox and Weeks Funeral Home in Savannah is in charge of arrangements. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from April 14 to April 16, 2010
Paul Iverson Canady (1877 - 1960)
Callie Lou Chitty Canady (1888 - 1947)
Mabel Susan Canady (1911 - 1932)*
Hoyt Paul Chitty Canady (1918 - 2010)
Floral Hills Memory Gardens
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Jul 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55164107
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