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David Michael Canner

David Michael Canner, 82, of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, passed away peacefully July 29, 2017, at the Suncoast Hospice Center in Pinellas Park, FL, after a lengthy illness.  David was born May 14, 1935, in Indianapolis, IN.

David served four years in the United States Navy and had over two years of overseas service.  Following his time in the military, he worked 40 years as a service technician repairing and rebuilding any type of electronic device known to mankind. David won numerous trips for his excellent work services, he has traveled to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the best of all was to Italy with his wife, Carol.

His hobbies included photography and making homemade movies of the family. He also enjoyed rebuilding engines with his late brother Carl Jr. and son Todd, and working and playing on computers with his brother Truman. David also played the organ and was very fond of piano music. He was an avid fan of Star Trek and was a true “Trekkie”. David was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He was “A Great Man”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Vivian (McKinney) Canner; sister, Goldie Stivers; and brother, Carl Jr.  He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 45 years, Carol Canner; his sons, Mark (Angela) Blosser and Todd (Cheryl) Blosser; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Truman (Maryjo) Canner; sister, Maryanne (Fred) Van Devander; and several nieces and nephews..

On Monday, August 14, 2017, a service with Military Honors will be conducted at 1:30PM at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708.

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  • Stephanie & Ricky Watson says:

    I have wonderful memories of my Uncle David. I remember when he met my Aunt Carol and growing up having great big Thanksgiving Dinners where we all held hands and prayed
    I remember every time they came to our house him and dad disappeared into the computer room. He’s like my dad a very loving and caring man who I will truly miss. My love and prayers go out to Aunt carol Mark and Todd and all the wonderful wives and grand babies. The only comforting thought we have is now they all have a guardian angel to watch over them until we are all reunited again. Love you all Stephanie, Rick and Hunter

  • Bob Lyttle says:

    Our love and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathies, Bob & Trish

  • Lori and Greg says:

    My dear friend, out deepest condolences to you and Family. So hard not being there with you, but know every single day I pray3d for you and David. Much love and godspeed

  • Dale and Gina Engerer says:

    Carol, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Dale and Gina

  • Alice and Jim Hartzell says:


    So sorry for your loss. I know that Dave will be looking down on you and your family. We remember the times of summer that you
    spent in Ohio and would visit us, as we enjoyed your company, our dinners together (especially your carrot cake that you would make) and watching movies that Dave would show us. He was a very gentle man and he loved you and his family very much. May God give you the strength to endure and know that you will be united with all of your heavenly family. Love to all of your loved ones. May Dave rest in peace.

  • Dee & Maria Spanolios-Braden says:

    Carol, Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May David RIP & may his Memory Be Eternal. Love Dee & Maria

  • Linda Laselle says:

    Even though I never met David, I always felt like I knew him through you. He is now at peace and feels no pain or discomfort. May you be comforted by the fact that someday you two will be reunited and enjoy each other’s company once again. May God be with you and your family in this difficult time, Carol.

  • Ivy Slotnick says:

    Over the past 20 years I’ve had the pleasure of calling David my neighbor. Although our interactions were always brief, bumping into him at the mailbox, or the driveway, he always had the warmest smile, the gentlest presence and was the kindest gentleman in the neighborhood. My pup Marley adored David and had it not been for David’s tall stature, would have surely knocked him off his feet with the enthusiasm and love he had when he saw David outside. David’s gentle and calm spirit remains here. He was an angel of a guy in life, and he is now with our lord and in a place of peace and rest watching over us all. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to dearest Carol and the family. With love, Ivy

  • Mary Monelle says:

    Sending my sympathy, thoughts and prayers for you Carole at this time and know the pain you feel. I’m glad you had so many years together and memories. Sending you a hug.