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Joseph Smoot Canady

June 9, 1939 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 81)


Joseph Smoot Canady, 81, of Hope Mills, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center due to COVID-19.

Smoot began his career in construction and due to illness went to work with the City of Fayetteville. He retired as a Sanitarian for the Cumberland County Health Department and was an award-winning wine maker and vineyard operator in Gray's Creek. Wild turkey hunting and entertaining his family and friends over a pig cooker were two of his many passions.

Smoot was a faithful member of Green Springs Baptist Church and had Perfect Attendance in Sunday School for 58 years.  

He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ada Canady; his sisters, Lorraine, Peggy, and Ruby; brothers, Frank, Jr., Vann, Charles; and grandson, Zachary Fields.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jordan Canady; daughter, Beverly J. Fields (Richard); son, Darrell S. Canady (Cathy); stepsons, William T. "Billy" Cashwell (Stacey), and Richard B. "Ben" Cashwell (Meghann); Grandchildren, Kirby Fields, Troy Cashwell (Paige), Bailey Cashwell, Carolyn Canady, Victoria Canady, Maura Cashwell; Great Grandaughter, Sophia Bennett; brother, MacNeil Canady; and a host of close friends and loved ones.

A Graveside Service will be Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2 pm in the Green Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Masks and Social Distancing will be encouraged. A livestream of the service can be viewed at the Jernigan-Warren Facebook page at this link.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Online condolences may be sent to

Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301



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Graveside Service
January 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Green Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
1095 E. Green Springs Rd.
Parkton, NC 28371

Video is available for this event


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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