J. E. Hixson & Sons


Perry Lewis Cannon

December 14, 1936September 12, 2021

Perry Lewis Cannon, 84, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, surrounded by his family in Lake Charles.

Perry was born on December 14, 1936, in Kennedy, TX. to Marvin Alton and Mabel Francis Cannon. After graduation, he entered the US Air Force and proudly served from 1955-1968. Shortly thereafter, he began working for the FAA as an air traffic control specialist.

He is survived by his children Diana (Richard) Mackey of Rosharon, TX and William (Penny) Cannon of Lake Charles; two grandsons, Cody and Walker Shook of Rosharon, TX; brother, Marvin (Eileen) Cannon of Sabillasville, MD.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lon Keith Cannon; daughter, Cheryl Lyne Cannon and son, Michael Scott Cannon.

Perry enjoyed watching Sunday football with his family. Cheering for the Saints with Bill and for Dallas against Texans with Diana. He also enjoyed playing pool, golf and bowling with his friends.

A private cremation service will be held for the family.

The family would like to thank the LeBlancs and the Maylens for their support during this time.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Heather Webb

September 18, 2021

Oh how the bowling alley days are wonderful memories. I enjoyed going every Thursday night when my mom bowled on the same team with Mr. Perry, Louise and Ray. I remember Mr. Perry always singing honky tonk ba-donka donk with me when it would come on the jukebox. I wish I had been able to visit and let him meet my girls. My oldest is almost 3 and we pray every night together. She now asks Jesus to please take good care of Mr. Perry.

I’m so sorry for y’all loss. We will meet again one day.

Diana Mackey

September 17, 2021

Oh how I love you, Daddy. I didn’t get to see you as often as I would have liked but you know I loved you. You were always happy to hear I was coming for a visit. We enjoyed many a football game with you. Sundays were the best because Bill came over and we shared a meal you cooked and Bill and I would watch you nap and try to think of ways to steal the remote. When we tried you would wake up and get mad. “What are you doing?” You left us too soon. We still had plans. Nothing will be the same anymore. My heart is breaking. Somehow we will move forward and our pain will give way to happy memories. You were the best father a kid could have. Thank you for everything you ever did for us. Love, Diana ( Your Pain in the Ass)

Penny Cannon

September 17, 2021

You will be missed. Whether running the roads or sitting for appointments, I always enjoyed the conversation….especially over a McGriddle. Thank you for raising such a kind and wonderful man I have for a husband and a wonderful daughter I have for another sister. We love and miss you.

Penny Cannon

September 17, 2021

Glynn Kohler

September 16, 2021

Diana and Spider,
I worked with Perry at the tower in Lake Charles. We ran around with Perry and Velma. I have great memories of being with him and all the help your dad gave me when I came on board. What a great friend he was.