DEXTER - James Ray Daniel Canoy, 69, died June 4, 2006, at his home.
Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Wardell, he was he son of the late Archie Culin and Dollie Mae Thomas Canoy.
On Nov. 2, 1984, at Dexter, he was united in marriage to Eva May Smiley who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two stepsons, Brian Palmer of Advance and Roger Palmer of the state of Illinois; two daughters, Crystal Gail Canoy of Dexter and Bonnie Sue Skull of the state of Alabama; one stepdaughter, Corina May Palmer Stafford of Campbell; one brother, Jerry Canoy of Zalma; three sisters, Nancy Canoy of Puxico, Rebecca Stroup of Kinder and Dollie Jane Townsend of Chaffee; and five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Ray Canoy and James Canoy; and one sister, Naomi Crews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.