Robert Lee Canupp Jr.

May 21, 1929July 26, 2020

Robert Lee Canupp, Jr., 91 , of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020. He was born in Monroe, NC, May 21, 1929 to Robert L. Canupp, Sr. and Evalee Gibbons Canupp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Helms Canupp; sons, David and Edward Canupp; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was owner/operator of Martinsville Office Supply for 63 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Martinsville, where he had served as a deacon and trustee.

All services will be private.


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Robert Lee Canupp Jr.

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Kathy White

August 2, 2020

Aunt Nancy, David and Ed...sending our love and condolences to all of you. Uncle Bobby was there with us when we lost daddy...always soft spoken and loving to all of us. Feel sad we didn’t get to see you all more being we are all in Georgia now.
May God bless you all and help you through this difficult time.

Much Love...Helen, Kathy, Randy, Hope, Logan and Brooklyn.

Bruce Valley

July 30, 2020

Bob was a true gentleman and man of his word. He was of the school of doing business on a handshake and he always delivered.
It was a true pleasure working with him over many years. Miss those days.

Brooke Canupp

July 29, 2020

I remember going to M.O.S. with my grandfather when I was very young, I remember running through the store both while it was open and after hours. I remember sitting at his desk and acting like I was the boss. I remember David's shoppe up the stairs on the otherside of the building. I remember hand squeezed o.j., frozen blueberries, Trampus and of course muffin. I remember the beach house and all of the hurricanes, most importantly, I will always remember you!

Rick Sebastian

July 29, 2020

I express my condolences at this time for you and the boys. I pray God be with you and help make you strong during your time of sorrow. I have always thought the world of you and Bob. I think of both of you as good friends.

God be with you,

Rick Sebastian and family.

Charles Haynsworth III

July 29, 2020

To the Canupp family,
Mr. Canupp was a long time business friend and considered family by the Haynsworths. Bob worked with my grandfather "Charles Sr". and purchased M.O.S. during "Charles Sr's" declining health. I know "Bob" will be missed in the community but his memory will live on in our hearts. Our prayers are with all of the Canupp family during this time of loss.
Charles R. Haynswoth, III
Danville, VA

Nelson Martin

July 29, 2020

David, even though I did not know your Dad well and it has been sometime since we saw each other, I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss.

Carolyn Koontz

July 28, 2020

Love and prayers for Aunt Nancy, Ed and David. 🙏💜

Martha French

July 28, 2020

My dear Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Bob treated me like a daughter so many years ago and I will always have such warm and loving memories of you both. My heart is with you 'Possum. Much love, Bearacudie.

Sharon Boehm

July 28, 2020

I am John Thompson's daughter. My dad was worked for Martinsville Office Supply from '57-'75. Bob was always very good to our family. He was exceptionally helpful to my mom when our dad died. Actually, both of your parents were very kind to help my mom.
My mom, Manota , is 95 and lives in a nursing home in Martinsville. I will be sure to tell her about Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.I've enclosed a picture of your dad. My dad is standing in the background, behind Bob, near the poster.

George HEARN

July 28, 2020

For over twenty years as my landlord (over MOS), Bob always was friendly and helpful. As a coworker (at McKee-Stone), he wanted to assist and console grieving families. As a friend, we worshiped together and shared joys of family relationships. Bob always saw the best in people. I am grateful to have had him and his family in my life. Rest in peace, my brother.
Nancy, Lucy and I love you and share your loss.