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Carl D. Cannefax

Carl D. Cannefax

Carl D. Cannefax, Sr., age 87, went to the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Carl was born in Chelsea, Okla. on April 15, 1926. He graduated from Fair Grove School in 1944 and served in the Army in World War II.

Carl worked for 37 years at City Utilities, as well as being a residential contractor for nearly 15 years building many houses in Springfield with his partner, Almus Gray.

He was a faithful member of National Heights Baptist Church. Carl loved woodworking, fishing, the Lord Jesus and his large family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Dee and Jewell Odessa (Potter), and his brothers, Joe and Jack.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leima Dolores (Chastain); his five children: Carl D., Jr. and Donna, Karen and Larry Smith, Mark and Lisa, Jane and husband Bradley Brown, and John and Naheel; as well as 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Services will be on Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Fair Grove.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude's or National Heights Baptist Church.

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Funeral Home

Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National  Springfield, MO 65803
417-833-1111

Published in the News-Leader on July 3, 2013
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