Donald Gene Canterbury


Donald Gene Canterbury, 82, of Beaver, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House.
Born on May 9, 1937 in Rock Creek, WV, he was the youngest of eight children and the son of the late Rufus Canterbury and Minnie Scarbro Canterbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his seven brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his loving companion of 25 years, Connie Ward; his daughter, Debbie Kraut and her husband, Kevin; his grandchildren who he was known as "Poppy", Christopher, Rachel, Gregory, Christian, Hannah, Lilly, Jason, Allie, Parker and Alyvia; great-granddaughter, Lilly Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald loved hunting and Blue Grass music. He enjoyed playing the guitar and banjo. "Chicken Don" as he was well known as throughout our community as well as West Virginia as a breeder for game chicken. He had begun raising and breeding them since he was 10 years old. He loved and cherished all children around him.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Terry officiating. Burial will be held in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
For those who wish, online condolences may be sent to
To plant a tree in memory of Donald Gene Canterbury, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on June 13, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Donald
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on September 11, 2019.

3 posts

Mary Jo Reed
Jul 09, 2019
This was my Uncle Don, he was married to my Aunt Patti, and also had a daughter Kimberly. Didn't see any mention of them in the obituary. Hope his extended family is well.
Christiene Stevens
Jun 13, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family, during this time of mourning.
anita banks
Jun 13, 2019
Don was loved by all his family, Will be missed, Will always remember him and his chickens. He took good care of them. We loved Donald and will always remember him.