Douglas L. Canfield, owns Canfield Machine and Tool

Douglas L. Canfield, 87, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord Nov. 7.

The son of Floyd and Huldah March Canfield, Doug was born in Altmar, NY and at the age of 14 moved to Fulton when his father was hired at Nestles.

Doug was a WWII veteran having served in the 936th field artillery battalion. He learned the toolmaker trade after the war and worked for General Electric for 18 years before he felt God direct him to start Canfield Machine and Tool.

Doug is survived by Helen, his wife of 62 years. His only regret in life was not marrying her sooner.

They have four sons: Doug (Ethel), Chris (Windy), David and John (Jen). His five grandchildren, Evangeline, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah and Silas, were the joy of his life.

Doug’s favorite book was the Bible and he wanted everyone to have an opportunity to read it. To that end, he was active with the Gideons for more than 40 years. He worked faithfully with the youth and as a Sunday school teacher at the Fulton Free Methodist Church for many years.

Calling hours were Monday, Nov. 11 at  Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. A memorial celebration was Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton with the Rev. David Grey officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

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