Paul Canter

December 23, 1942 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Paul Canter Obituary

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Mr. Paul Canter, age 80 of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, October 28, 2023 at SECU Mountain Valley Hospice House in Yadkinville, NC.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel where Paul worked for more than 45 years.  The Rev. Steve Snipes will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Paul was born December 23, 1942 in Wilkes County to Joseph Paige and Ruth Wingate Canter who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Celia Lee Canter.

Paul was a Funeral Director, a former Rotarian and a loaned executive for United Way. Paul's life was defined by his work, his service to others, his love for his family and especially his wife Celia, his sense of humor, his love of traveling especially road trips, his life with all the fur babies, his love of music and going to concerts and spending time with friends and especially playing bridge. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served a year of his service in Vietnam.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Ebenezer Children's Home, PO Box 1434, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, Health Foundation, PO Box 667, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, SECU Hospice House, 243 N. Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or the Donor's Choice.

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November 1, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
November 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Chapel
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Entombment following service
November 2, 2023

Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
545 Moravian Falls Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


Ebenezer Christian Children's Home
P.O. Box 1434, North Wilkesboro NC 28659
Tel: 1-336-667-5683

Health Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 667, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

SECU Hospice Home
243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville NC 27055

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