Charles “Bob” Canaday, 92 of Decatur passed away at 3:25 pm Monday October 11, 2021 at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center Peoria, Illinois. Funeral services to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday October 16, 2021, at Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Memorials may be made to Life Foursquare Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Bob was born in April of 1929 in Niantic, IL, son of Austin and Anna Canaday. After graduating in the last graduating class of Niantic Community Highschool in 1946, he went to work for Mueller Co. He was drafted into the Army in January 1950 and upon discharge went back to Mueller where he worked as a tool and die maker for 42 years. He married Jennie Reynolds on October 8, 1982. He was a life member of Life Foursquare Church and volunteered at the Red Cross, State Fairs in Illinois and Florida, Mueller Museum and Warrensburg Elementary School. Bob enjoyed travel and loved spending time with family. Bob and Jennie traveled to the fifty continental United States and Europe, including seven countries. Their trip of a lifetime was to Israel. You could always find Bob and Jennie in the front row watching their grandchildren’s performances. After retirement, Bob and Jennie spent their winters in Florida and continued volunteering there.
Surviving are four stepchildren, Deborah “Debbie” McMillan and husband Ron of Elmhurst, IL., Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gilman and husband Brian of Warrensburg, IL., Charles “Chuck” Reynolds of Neoga, and Thomas “Tom” Reynolds of Decatur; Sister-in-law Sharon Canaday of Decatur, Sister Dorothy (Marcus) Lucero of Tucson, AZ and brother Jack (Ida) Canaday of Mt. Zion; Sister-in-laws Millie Sills of Decatur, Barbara Oyler of Cerro Gordo; Two granddaughters, Valerie Henry and husband Ari of Elmhurst, Abby Wikoff and husband Josh of East Peoria, four grandsons, Ltc. Scott Gilman and wife Lillian, Clint McMillan, and Eric Reynolds of Decatur and Tim Gilman of Warrensburg; eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson Kevin Reynolds, brothers Austin Jr., Amos, George, sister Elsie, Betty, and one nephew.
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