Iray (I.A.) Augusta Kanipe, 90, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1928 in Catawba County to the late John Robert and Maggie Gibson Kanipe. I.A. was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory. He was a building contractor and spent many years working in the real estate industry. I.A. was also owner of I-40 Mobile Home Sales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Azell… Read More » Kanipe, Paul Kanipe, Worth Kanipe, Merrill Kanipe; sisters, Grace Mozeley, Clara Frye, Lena Young, Linnie Cline, Blanche Frye, Berlie Deal and Fairy Burton; son-in-law, Mario Casari. Those left to cherish his memory are; Wife of 70 years: Frances Locke Kanipe of the home Son: Brent Kanipe and wife Kim of Ocean Isle Daughters: Karen Kanipe Casari of Greensboro Lisa Kanipe Conner of Hickory Special Niece: Mary Ann Roberts and husband Michael of Granite Falls Grandchildren: Chaise Kanipe and wife Amanda , Nicolas Kanipe and wife Sarah, Christopher Kanipe, Amy Casari McGinnis and husband Evan, Alex Casari, Sarah Conner and Elizabeth Roberts Great-Grandchildren: Caden, Luke, Kensleigh, Chloe Kanipe, Carson and Eli McGinnis, Finley Kanipe and Ryleigh Jennings A graveside service to celebrate I.A.’s life will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Hickory. Rev. Larry Burton and Rev. Dr. C. Pierson Shaw, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1644 Main Ave. Dr. N.W., Hickory, NC 28601 Condolences may be sent to the Kanipe family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com The Kanipe family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Iray IA Augusta Kanipe 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Conover, state: North Carolina