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James Richard Von Canon, life-long resident of West End, NC, died after a lengthy illness, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2018. He was 79.

Richard is survived by his wife, Edna Von Canon; his children, James Richard Von Canon II, Jennifer Anne Von Canon, and John Kenneth Von Canon; his 6 grandchildren, Travis Leon Grannis, Westley James Grannis, Lauren Elizabeth Von Canon, James Richard Von Canon III, John Michael Von Canon, and Sarah Francis Von Canon; his great-grandchildren, Everly Magnolia Grannis, and Lachlan Monroe Grannis; his sisters Mary Katherine Sisk and Suzanne Von Canon. He is predeceased by his brothers, John Bobbitt Von Canon Jr. and William Anderson Von Canon.

Richard was born in West End on July 23, 1938 to John Bobbitt and Mildred Dunlap Von Canon. After attending North Carolina State University, he served in the United States Army. He started his career in the furniture industry working at his grandfather’s furniture factory, Sandhill Furniture Corporation, and remained with the company through it’s transition to Stanley Furniture, working there until his retirement. He was an early member of the West End Volunteer Fire Department and remained active there for many years. A lover of antiques, he opened an antique shop, “Poor Richard’s Antiques”, and ran it during his off hours. In his retirement years he enjoyed working in the yard, projects in the garage, and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held at West End Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Family will accept visitors 30 minutes prior to the service in the Gathering Room left of the Sanctuary.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or West End Presbyterian Church, 275 Knox Lane, West End, NC 27376.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes is serving the family.

 

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