Ronald Gray "Ron" Canter

November 2, 1948 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 71)


Mr. Ronald Gray “Ron” Canter age 71 of Wilkesboro passed from this life to his eternal home February 1, 2020 surrounded in peace and love by his family. 

Ron was born November 2, 1948 to Hubert Alton and Gozeal McNeil Canter. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Ron obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. He worked many years for Canter Construction Company and retired as a Case Manager for Wilkes Regional Medical Center’s Community Alternative Program. Ron was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro where he served as a Deacon.  Ron also enjoyed many years of volunteer service in several capacities including 25 years with the Wilkes Civitan Club and with Wilkes Crime Stoppers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Alton Canter.

Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Church Canter, of the home; two daughters – April Canter Greenwood and husband Charlie, and Alison Canter Moore and husband Chris; four grandchildren:  Hollie Gray Moore, Mitchell Joseph Moore, Charles McNeil “Mac” Greenwood, John Edwin “Win” Greenwood all of Winston-Salem; One brother Kenneth Canter and wife Carol of Wilkesboro; One sister Patty Broyhill of Taylorsville; Nieces and Nephews Jeff Canter, Richard Canter, Susan Canter Boyles, Steve Canter, Gary Broyhill, Janet Broyhill Sherrill, Sandra Broyhill Hawkins, and many special great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private memorial prayer service will be held with wife, children and grandchildren.

In lieu of a funeral, a “Celebration of Life” will be held. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1-3pm at the Wayland Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, 510 D. Street. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following: First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro (, Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care- 688 Bridge Street Elkin, NC 28621 (, or any charity of your choice.

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Celebration of Life
February 11, 2020

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro
510 D Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28659


First Baptist Church
PO Box 458, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

Donor's Choice

Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care
688 Bridge Street, Elkin NC 28621

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