OBITUARY

Joseph Edward Cannon Sr.

January 10, 1936November 11, 2012
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Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon, Sr., 76, passed away at his residence on November 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 10, 1936 in Baker, Florida to parents Allen Jackson Cannon, Sr. and Alice Lenora Cain Cannon.

Rev. Cannon is preceded in death by his parents; his “special” Uncle Joe Cain and Aunt Jessie Cain who raised him; brothers, Jerry Luman Cannon, Cecil Cannon; sisters, Lillian Powell, Lucille Simmons, Bobbie Barnhill; great grandson, Jase Simpson; great granddaughter, SaMarra Jade Jenkins.

He is survived by his sweet wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann Matchett Cannon; son, Joseph E. Cannon, Jr. and wife, Rhonda, Rev. Jubal Cannon and wife, Tracie, Jeffrey Cannon and wife, Lori, Jonathan Cannon and wife,Lisa; daughter, Michelle Ann King and husband, Rev. Allen King; brother, A.J. Cannon, Jr. and wife, Margie; grandchildren, Lisandra Jenkins, Joseph E. Cannon lll “Trey Simpson”, Kaleb Cannon, Lenora Cannon, Taylor Cannon, Chris Jackson, Dustin Allen, Sheldon King, Brittany King, Joshua Cannon, Andrew Cannon, Jordan Cannon, Jax Cannon, Jonathan Cannon, Jr. “Little Jon”, Justin Cannon, Jace Cannon, Annalise Cannon, Ryan Kennedy, Bryson Kennedy; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Texas Bible College, where he served as Dean of Men, Rev. Cannon became a church planter. Rev. Cannon pioneered churches in LaGrange, Texas, Okeechobee, Florida and Arcadia, Florida. Rev. Cannon served as Home Missions Director UPCI Florida District and on the Florida District Board as Presbyter. He was founder and principal of Peace River Valley Christian Academy, Arcadia, Florida. Rev. Cannon was honored as an elected official with the UPCI, and as pastor and principal however; his greatest honor was being called husband, dad, papa, and brother. Friends and family are invited to visitation at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church on 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas from 5-8 pm on November 15.

Contributions may be offered to Greater Faith Tabernacle Church (Building Fund), 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas in his honor.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Interment Friday, November 16, 2012
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Joseph Edward Cannon Sr.

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November 19, 2012

BROTHER CANNON WAS A WONDERFUL NEIGHBOR AND A GOOD CHRISTIAN MAN. WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING BUT ARE CONFIDENT THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE FOR ETERNITY. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH BARBARA AND THE FAMILY.
JERRY AND DAVE NATHE, ARCADIA, FL.

Carolyn Warren

November 17, 2012

"Beulah Land, I'm Longing For You"
This World is Not My Home, I'm only passing through, and I can't wait to get to heaven to be with you and Jesus, and all my loved ones who have gone before me! Jesus come quickly as this world becomes worse and worse....You are one of the lucky one's Brother Cannon. Until we meet again!

Jeanette Maynard

November 16, 2012

Words can not express our appreciation to Bro. and Sis.Cannon and their reflection of Jesus Christ our savior in all they did and do. What a privilege to know Bro.Joe! Sis. Cannon you are always in our prayers,we are just a phone call away. Thank you for being a true christian!

RAY & WANDA SPRADLIN

November 16, 2012

SO SORRY WE COULD NOT BE THERE IN PERSON, BUT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS HAVE BEEN WITH THE FAMILY EVERYDAY SINCE THE 11TH. WE LOVED JOE. HE WAS DEFINATELY PART OF OUR FAMILY.
WE ALL RESPECTED HIM FOR THE LIFE HE LIVED AND FOR HOW MUCH HE LOVED BARBARA ANN. LOVE TO ALL THE FAMLY, WANDA SPRADLIN

Bert Adams

November 16, 2012

It's hard to believe that Lil"Joe is gone. As we were growing up, I can remember so well of being thrown up in the air by him and thinking that I would be able to touch a cloud because he was so tall, his beautiful brown eyes and him always calling Barbara "Hon". Barbara, our thoughts and love go to you and your boys.

Autumn McKeehan

November 16, 2012

It was an honor to know you! You are dearly missed by all the people who knew you and the many lives you touched. It offers peace to know you are home! May God offer healing and comfort to all!

Rayna Mouser

November 16, 2012

I am truly blessed to have known Bro Cannon, my first Pastor, the one that molded me more than he could have ever known!!! He Pastored with a gentle heart and loved with the heart of 10! I don't know where I would be without his ministry!

Michael Waldron

November 16, 2012

A kind, caring and gentle man.....always sincere to me and my children. Great big smile to go with his big heart !

He will be missed by many.....God bless all and may he shower the family with peace and comfort.

November 16, 2012

We're so sadden to hear of Bro. Cannon's passing. May the family know we will be praying for you. Our aquaintance dates back to TBC in Houston in the"60's". Remember our God is the God of all Comfort.Rev.& Mrs. Glenn T.Murphy Jr.

Janie Henson

November 16, 2012

I know being up on a pedestle is not what I want to say but he has always been that special to me. My heart is full and my prayers are now for Barbarann and his sweet family. He will be missed greatly. We love you all. Henson and Harris families