Garry Duane Warren Canaday had his last dance on June 16, 2022. He was 78 years old. Garry was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on October 27, 1943 Lawrence Duane Canaday and Elda Emma Bagg Canaday. He was raised on a farm north of Pawnee, Oklahoma. He joined the Army August 4, 1961 shortly before his senior year. He got his GED in January 1962 at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina which he was proud to get. He was sent to Wertheim, Germany in June 1962 and spent 27 months making the rank of Sergeant E-5. He received an honorable discharge in July 1964 and moved to Kaw City, Oklahoma. Garry was a Ponca City Fireman from March 1, 1967 to January 1, 1983. He drove a cement mixer for many companies and was involved in other jobs for many years until his full retirement in 2000. He met his match and was blessed with his true love of his life Pearl Ann Bowhay Richards. They married on June 12, 2004. They celebrated 18 wonderful years together. Garry was an avid sports fan and loved all OU Sports, New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers.
Garry was preceded in death by his Dad Duane Canaday, Step Dad Delbert Warren, Mom Elda Warren, Half-sister Oletha Carol Osborne and his beloved Brenda Lee Canaday. He was survived by his wife Pearl Canaday of Kaw City; Half brother Joe Warren and wife Gina of Shidler, OK; Daughter Robin Farrow and husband Scott of Kaw City; Son Shane Gordon and wife Trish of Wisconsin; Daughter Carrie Luethje of Stillwell, OK; Step-son Casey Richards and wife Amanda of Ponca City; Step-daughter Monica Dewald and husband Travis of Enid, OK; Many nieces, nephews, grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kaw City, Oklahoma at 10 am.