Don Canerday, 77, of Russellville, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Russellville, to Fred and Vena Canerday. He was retired from Tyson Foods, was the former owner of Canerday’s Honda in Russellville, was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a longtime member of the HCDG (Hardee’s Coffee-Drinking Geezers).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Martin Canerday; a son, Jon Canerday of Ashburn, Va.; a daughter, Natalie Canerday of Little Rock; and a grandson.

All service arrangements are private by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E. Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802 (

Published: 12/07/2012