Kanode, John M.

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John Merrel Kanode, 82, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey C. and Lillie Laura Kanode; daughter, Sallie; son-in-law, Don; and grandson, Adam.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy V. Kanode; daughters and spouses, Barbara Alvarez, of Shawsville, Va., and Dorothy and Gary Nuckolls, of Montgomery, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, John “JD” and Susan Kanode, of Harrisonburg, Va. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Charles “Sonny” Bishop, of Christiansburg; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 4, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. V.N. McHone officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg,Va.

The Kanode family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.