Robert Maurice Cannon

March 22, 1944April 1, 2018

Mr. Robert "Bob" Maurice Cannon, 74, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Bob was born March 22, 1944 in Albany, NY and grew up with his parents in Roanoke, Virginia. After graduating Roanoke’s Cave Spring High School in 1962, Bob studied Textile Engineering at NC State and obtained a Marketing MBA at Georgia State University. Bob enjoyed multiple years in the textile industry and later became an Independent Medical Insurance Agent. Bob loved dreaming and launching new business ideas from DIY (Do It Yourself), and Medicare Videos to innovative ways of helping elderly clients find the best medical benefit solutions. Bob married the love of his life, Peggy Harris, in 2002 and enjoyed 16 special years traveling the coast of NC, visiting St. Thomas and regular date nights out in Charlotte.

Bob also greatly loved his dogs over the years from Missy, Sage, Chloe, Scooter and Pugsley, plus the family parrot Lucky Bird.

A few of Bob’s greatest accomplishments included 36 years sobriety thru support of Alcoholic Anonymous, completion of Disciple classes at the Harrison United Methodist Church as well as volunteering with the English as a Second Language classes.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Margaret Cannon and brother-in-law Tracy Bryant. He is survived by his wife Peggy Harris Cannon, children Carolyn Brown, Leslie Steen, and Charlotte Parsons. He is also survived by his sisters Judy Morris and husband Gresham, Marjorie Cannon, and Sarah Bryant. Bob also greatly loved his nieces and nephews: Lee and Andrea Morris and Lauren, Kelsey and Tucker Bryant, and grandchildren Kathryn and Eddie Brown and Jake Parsons.

Services will be held at Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 pm. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to AA or Hospice in Bob's honor.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Hospice
  • Alcoholic Anonymous


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Robert Maurice Cannon

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Missy and Doug Smith

April 5, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and strength during this sad time.
Missy and Doug Smith

Paul and Cathy Herig

April 5, 2018

We loved you Bob
You are always willing, open and honest with everybody who crossed your path
God bless your journey

Keith and Maebeth Worsham

April 4, 2018

Bob was married to my dear cousin, Peggy. Was so happy for her when she met her soulmate and love of her life, Bob. I first met Bob at their wedding and could tell right away that he would be a welcome addition to our family. He was so kind and easy to become friends with. He and Peg visited with us several times in Alabama and it was always a joy to spend time with them. He loved our quiet little town on the TN River. Although we weren't together as much as we would have liked, they were always close in our hearts. Peg, we grieve with and for you and pray for peace that passes all understanding in the days to come.
We love you, Maebeth and Keith

Thomas & Libby Widgeon

April 4, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!