Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA


Seth Alan Kanode

October 30, 1962September 19, 2019

Seth Alan Kanode, 56, of Martinsville passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019. He was born in Martinsville, VA. on October 30, 1962 to Roland Alfred Kanode and Clara Fern Kanode.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, J. Lloyd Gregory; mother-in-law, Charlotte Gregory; sister-in-law, Dolores “Dodie” Stoneman; brother-in-law, John Gregory; nephew, Derik Stoneman.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cindy; son, Solomon (Shelby Bradshaw); daughter, Kirstie Shelton (Eric); son, Samuel; granddaughter, River Bright Shelton; brothers, Mark Kanode (Lori) and Luke Kanode (Nikki); sisters, Betsy Hodges (Gordon) and Lori Doyle (Derrick); sister-in-law, Marilynn Conner (Val); many nieces and nephews.

Seth retired as a Master Police Officer from the Martinsville Police Department. Seth’s calm demeanor in handling difficult and dangerous situations earned him a lot of respect among his fellow officers. He was a valued member of the department’s Emergency Response Team where he was well known for his prayers for safety prior to every operation. His hard work ethic and ability to get along well with others served him well as a Field Training Officer.

Seth was a master rappeller, a firearms’s instructor, a member of the department’s SCUBA Team, Accident Reconstruction Team and Honor Guard.

Seth was a deacon and worship leader at Hope Presbyterian Church. He was the owner/operator of Foremost Tree and Power Service. He had also been a volunteer fireman for five years at the Axton Volunteer Fire Department.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Galilean House of Worship. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Galilean House of Worship and will be officiated by Pastor David Gilleran and Reverend Eric Kieselbach. Interment will be at Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery.

Donations may be made to a fundraising effort on a facebook account.


  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Seth Alan Kanode

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Marquetta Williamson

September 26, 2019

Hello Ms Kanode, extended condolences to you and the family. I just saw this notice. Ms. Kanode I often wondered how and what you're doing - teaching music. Please know that you're in our heart and prayers.
Love Marquetta Williamson

Brian Cline

September 26, 2019

Seth was a good man with morals and a good Police Officer. Rest easy brother.

Donna Bailey

September 25, 2019

Seth was a kind, hardworking Christian man I was impressed to know. May God give him his eternal reward & give Peace love and comfort to his wife & children. Until we all join our Father in Heaven May we all find comfort in his promise of eternal life together with the Lord our Father

Judith Avin Witt

September 24, 2019

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a Heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience Colossians 3:12 This scripture to me encompasses the essence of Seth and how he lived his life. My heart and prayers are with the entire Kanode Family ~ May God comfort you all today and always. ~ Judy

Tammy Davis

September 24, 2019

We are so very sorry about Seth. He was a great guy. He was loved and respected by so many.
All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers today as you honor and remember your loved one and in the days ahead.
God Bless you all,
The Davis Family (Tommy, Tammy, Makenzie Denson & Aaron)

April Mason

September 23, 2019

My heart goes out to everyone of the family, with many prayers for God's love to be of great comfort for you all. Always know that myself and Jamie had only the best and highest regards for Seth.
May your memories also help to comfort and forever keep his spirit
alive in your hearts.

Bobby Setliff

September 23, 2019

I’ve knower Seth for many years. He used to wake me up when I was with city electric department and he worked at water plant . We would talk for a while when I came back after call.One call he said he may go to the police department and I told him with his personality he would make a great police officer.He will be sadly missed.My prayers go out to his family.A great person and friend and will be truly missed.

Chuck Ellis

September 23, 2019

Sorry to hear of your passing mate, always friendly and willing along with being an all around good guy and teammate.
Condolences to the family in this difficult time.
Peaceful Journey

Kathy W hairston

September 23, 2019

Prayers to the family. RIP my friend. Class of “81”

Joanne Hankins

September 22, 2019

Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family! A piece of my heart went went him. He was a very kind and loving person, He will be sadly missed!