Robert attended Galien High School in Michigan. In 1956 he married Pat Hemphill, who survives, and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage. Robert was a Machine Operator for Clark Equipment where he retired.
Mr. Kanous is survived by a daughter, Teri Rufty (Kevin) of Stony Point; a son, Chris Kanous (Tracie) of Statesville; a sister, Shirley Snodgrass of Niles, Michigan; a brother, Larry Kanous of Galien, Michigan; and a sister-in-law, Edna Kanous of Buchanan, Michigan. He is further survived by three granddaughters, Mandi Nicole Rufty, Amber Lyn Moretz (Daniel), and Makayla Kanous; and a grandson, Landon Kanous.
Funeral services for Mr. Kanous will be 2:30PM, Monday, December 23, 2013 at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 1:30 to 2:30 at Nicholson Funeral Home prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.