Carl Crafton Canup

September 28, 1925August 14, 2013

Carl Crafton Canup, 87, of Kennesaw, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2013. Funeral service will be held Sunday, August 18, 3pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw with Revs. Sammy Burgess and Tom Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens in Acworth. A lifelong Cobb resident, Mr. Canup was a decorated WWII Veteran having served with the Army’s 106th Infantry Division of the 426th Regiment during many fierce battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. During his service to our country, he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. To stay connected with Army friends, Mr. Canup joined the Golden Lion’s Club. The Golden Lion represented his Regiment. Carl was saved by our Lord Jesus Christ on February 20, 1960 and was a longtime member of Morning View Baptist Church in Acworth where he served as a Deacon before declining health limited his service. Crafton was a woodworker for Lockheed and retired with 33 years of service. Mr. Canup is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susie M. “Sue” Canup of Kennesaw; daughters – Peggy Harriman of Acworth and Cathy White of Cartersville; 3 grandchildren – Tony Hamby, Matt Hamby, and April Combs; 5 great grandchildren – Bridgett, Noah, Taylor, Kayden, and Davin; sister – Jennie Cantrell of Acworth. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Friday, 6 – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 9pm. Also from 9am until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Steve Jenkins

August 21, 2013

Mr. Carl,

I remember when we were teenagers and you always looked out for us ; )

RIP - A truly great American!

Deland Cocrhan

August 18, 2013

I looked forward to seeing Carl at the Christmas dinner each year. The managers at Rafferty's always looked forward to having him and his army buddies as guests. He was a fine gentleman. His legacy will live on in the lives of his family members as well as those whose lives he affected. A great American.

Tim Killingsworth

August 18, 2013

Mr. Carl, Thank you for your love and support over the years. You will forever be one of my heroes. Lynne will miss your jokes and certainly your picking on me. I'll save a place for you at our Veteran's Day luncheon, Catch up with your brothers and walk the streets of gold. I'll see you again and we'll serve the Father together. This Jarhead will miss you Army Dog. Semper Fi, Mr. Carl.

deanna simpson

August 17, 2013

work wont be the same with out seeing him coming in and starting trouble. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. R.I.P Mr Carl.Our hearts and prayers are with the family.

Debbie and Monte Stroup

August 17, 2013

We sure will miss you Carl. You were a wonderful friend. We know you are
free now of all your pain and hurt. We will meet you one day after awhile.
Sue,you are in our prayers. We love you so much. We are here for you
if you need us anytime of the day. May God keep you in his arms of love.
All of our love,Debbie and Monte Stroup

Lennie Templeton

August 15, 2013

We will miss his humor and his friendship. What a wonderful man he was.

Debbie & Billy Standridge

August 15, 2013

What a great and wonderful man Mr. Carl was. May you now have eternal peace. You will be missed by so many.