Benbrook, Texas- Gary Canada passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, September 15th at 11:03 pm with his family by his side. He was 76 years old. Gary aka (Poppy) was born March 7, 1946, in Ada, Oklahoma. Upon graduating high school, he joined the Air Force. He married the love of his life, Sharon, and together they raised a beautiful family. He served in the United States Air Force for twenty years as an avionics technician. Gary retired from the Air Force in 1987 and settled down in Benbrook TX.
He went on to build fighter jets for General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin and eventually retired from there. He was a family man. His favorite thing to do was spend quality time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and attending his family’s activities.
On Sundays during football season, you could always count on him watching his favorite football team the Dallas Cowboys. A few of his hobbies included estate sale shopping, coin collecting, watching college football games, and enjoying some sweet treats here and there.
He was preceded in death by his Father Cecil T. Canada; his mother Esther Canada; brother Mike Canada; and his daughter Jacquelyn P. Mills. He was survived by his wife Sharon. His sister Sue and husband Don Kaiser of Ada Ok. His daughter Sarah Canada and husband Kenneth Allen of Benbrook Tx, daughter Mellanie and husband Skip Madara of Fort Worth Tx, daughter Steffanie and husband Andy Hayes of Azle TX; daughter Kimberlye Canada of Shawnee OK. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren which includes all of the following. Kristin and Patrick Uzee of Benbrook Tx, Amanda and husband Greg Jackson of Benbrook, Tyler Madara, Tanner Madara, Wyatt Hayes, Cody Allen, Joshua Mills, Mathew Mills, Madison Canada, Kloe Jackson, Elijah Jackson, Boston Baker, Brayden Baker, Tyler Keffer and his wife Phoenix of Tecumseh OK, Ashley Keffer, Ashtyn Keffer, Dominic Keffer, and Kerrigan Hess. This also includes nephews, nieces, and many cousins.
Visitation services will be held from 4-6 pm on Thursday, September 29th at Aria Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 11 am on Friday, September the 30th at Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home located at 1820 N. Belt Line Rd. Directly following the funeral there will be a private graveside for the family at the Dallas National Cemetery at 2 pm.
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