SHELBY - Junior Alexander Canipe, 86, passed away July 7, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.
He was born in Cleveland County on May 30, 1927, to the late Rome Canipe and Nancy Jane Pruitt Canipe.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe Smith, Rance Smith, and Tommy Canipe; five sisters, Mozelle Warlick, Nellie Hendrick, Lola Swink, Hattie Huffman, and Leona Smith.
He is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
At other times the family will be at the home of David Canipe, 8627 Old 18 Hwy, Lawndale.
Condolences may be made online at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston, officiated by the Rev. Jackie Price.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lawndale.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 1150 Warlick Road, Lawndale, NC 28090.
Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.