OBITUARY

Henry Wade Canipe

June 11, 1937October 10, 2021
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Henry Wade Canipe, 84, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born to the late L.W. and Lucille (McKinney) Canipe on June 11, 1937 in Relief, NC. Wade proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he spent three years in Germany. He was an active member and the Head Usher of Mountain View United Methodist Church. Wade retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a Mechanist after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a graduate and lifelong supporter of Dobyns Bennett High School. Wade loved his family very much and was the family historian. He was a loving father, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. Wade loved sports. He and his brothers started playing golf and caddying in the late 1940’s at the old Kingsport Country Club. Wade continued playing golf his entire life and passed the passion for golf down to his only son Chris. He was involved in multiple Senior Olympics and played volleyball, basketball, and softball until he was 78 years old. Wade was also an avid photographer. In addition to his parents Wade was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Shackelford; and brother, Billy Canipe. Survivors include his son, Christopher Wade Canipe and girlfriend Brittany Peeler; brother, Robert “Artie” Canipe and wife Phyllis; sisters, Glenna Lisenby, Brenda Bundrant and husband TC; along with 11 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. The Canipe family will honor Wade’s Life with a Private Graveside service in the Garden of Good Shepard in East Lawn Memorial Park. Wade’s Nephews will serve as pallbearers. An Outdoor Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Mountain View United Methodist Church 4 pm. 4405 Orebank Rd. Kingsport TN, 37664. Everyone who wishes to attend the Memorial Service is asked to wear a mask. In lieu of flowers the Canipe family has requested that donations be made in Wade's memory to The National Parks Conservation Association. 777 Sixth St. Washington, DC 20001. Or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude's Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.

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Jo Clark

October 17, 2021

We are sad to learn of Wade passing. Such a dear friend and co-worker. Blessings for his family. James and Jo Moody

Otis Vicars

October 16, 2021

Wade,it surprised me when a mutual friend called to inform me of your passing.Thanks for the years of friendship,& all the memories RIP my friend. Otis Vicars

Susan Quillen

October 15, 2021

Dear Family, I am the granddaughter of The Webster family who ran the Kingsport Golf Course in the 1940s mentioned in Wades obituary. Whenever anyone in my family passed away, The Canipe Brothers always came and showed their respect. My Aunts and Uncles as well as my Dad, Daniel Archer, told me the Canipe Family were like family to them.
I am proud of my heritage and want to Thank your Family for being good friends with my relatives. Each one of you are Blessed to have had Wade in your life. Sincerely, Susan Quillen

Belle Byrd

October 15, 2021

Glenna so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and all the family.

Jenie Doran

October 14, 2021

To the Canipe Family. We are so sorry for your loss. I played volleyball with Wade at the Senior Center for years and Donnie played softball with him for many years. He was always smiling and we enjoyed knowing him. We would always see him at the 4th of July parade. We always looked for him. Those were good memories. Love
Don & Jennie Doran

Jon Peters

October 14, 2021

So very sorry to hear this. Wade was a good man and a very good athlete. I played with him on our Eastman basketball team. In 1966 one of our most memorable games was when we played at Brushy Mountain Prison, Petros, TN against the prisoner's team. While playing, Wade saw some prisoners in the stands that he knew from Kingsport. After the game he went over and talked with them. I look forward to being with Wade again.

vern wallen

October 13, 2021

Wade and i go back too 1956 at the legion pool in kpt.I got too know him pretty well.He was always well mannered and kind too everyone.I express my condolences too all family members and friends.🗽

Jerry and Wanda Lifford

October 13, 2021

Dear Canipe Family,
We have many fond memories of Wade over the years; seeing each other at Eastman and then on the golf course. Wade was always a gentleman, and had a warm smile to share with anyone he met.
Our thoughts and prayers to each of you,
Jerry and Wanda Lifford

Ron & Jo Ann Lowe

October 13, 2021

The Canipe family are a wonderful group of people. Our prayers are for God to comfort them during this time.

Strok Family

October 13, 2021

Canipe Family,
We are deeply saddened as we mourn the loss of Wade. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies are with all of you during this time. Knowing that heaven is wonderful place, Wade is at home with the Lord. However, we know that grief runs deep and memories are our treasures. May you be at peace knowing one day a heavenly reunion will be yours. Our prayers are being lifted for you. We will miss his warm and welcoming smile at the Mt. View sanctuary door but look forward to his welcome in heaven!
We are so sorry for your loss..... ><>
Andy & Karen Strok

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