Billy Joe Cannon
November 14, 1946 -
April 24, 2021

Visitation

April 27, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

April 28, 2021
10:00 AM

Interment

April 28, 2021
Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Billy Joe Cannon, age 74, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home.

Joe was born on November 14, 1946 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Fred and Sissy Victoria Sisk Cannon. He worked at Copperweld as a machine operator until his retirement. Joe was a man who loved to aggravate people until they smiled, some would say he loved to do that more than eat, unless ice cream was being served and then he would take a pause long enough to eat a bite and then resume his aggravation. He loved to fish, hunt, camp, and cruise the water on his pontoon, but his greatest love was taking care of all of “his” children, blood didn’t define your relationship as his child. Joe was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church. He passed away on April 24, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of fifty two years, Shirley Simmons Cannon; sons, Joey (Melissa) Cannon and Terry (Misty) Cannon both of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Josh (Monica) Cannon, Jonathan Cannon, McKenzie Cannon, and Hannah Cannon; great-granddaughter, Hadley Jo Cannon; sister-in-laws, Judy Cannon of Fayetteville, Raynell (Jerry) Wilson of Hazel Green, Lois (late Milton) Pigg of Fayetteville, Lisa (late Manuel) Simmons of Flintville, and Shannon (late Bo) Richardson of Winchester; brother-in-laws, Jason Simmons and Jaime Simmons of Flintville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Bobby, J.B., and Edwin Cannon.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Joe Cannon.

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3 Comments

  1. KC

    I know and hope no one comes back to my poppy’s obituary but in case you have stumbled upon it, I’m sorry. It has been 8 months since I’ve seen him. Its been 8 months since I’ve heard him laugh or seen him smile. It’s been so long it feels like. I miss him more than I probably should. My heart hurts sometimes when I think about how much he’s missed since he passed. Hannah got her drivers license and he has a new great grandbaby that was born on Dec 30th. He missed his 75th birthday in Nov. I never got to tell him how proud I was that he was my Poppy. He was strong and funny and kind. He is one and forever will be one of my hero’s. I will forever be grateful for him. I will love and miss you until we meet again. I love you poppy.

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  2. Paula Posey

    My best memory I have of Joe was when we both worked at Copperweld. One Friday I went to the old Peoples Bank when they were located on College Street. I was waiting in line for a teller when Joe came in and stood behind me in line. I yelled out “Ouch” and placed my hand on my bottom and acted like he pinched me. Joe threw both hands in the air and said “I didn’t do it”! I got such a kick from embarrassing him. We both got a good laugh out of it. I always loved to aggravate him. He was a good friend. He will be missed.

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  3. Sandy Lancaster

    Shirley, I haven’t seen you and Joe is a while, but I asked Judy about you. Joe was a character, he always made me laugh even when I didn’t feel like laughing. He will be missed. Prayers for you and all of your family.

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3 Comments

  1. KC

    I know and hope no one comes back to my poppy’s obituary but in case you have stumbled upon it, I’m sorry. It has been 8 months since I’ve seen him. Its been 8 months since I’ve heard him laugh or seen him smile. It’s been so long it feels like. I miss him more than I probably should. My heart hurts sometimes when I think about how much he’s missed since he passed. Hannah got her drivers license and he has a new great grandbaby that was born on Dec 30th. He missed his 75th birthday in Nov. I never got to tell him how proud I was that he was my Poppy. He was strong and funny and kind. He is one and forever will be one of my hero’s. I will forever be grateful for him. I will love and miss you until we meet again. I love you poppy.

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  2. Paula Posey

    My best memory I have of Joe was when we both worked at Copperweld. One Friday I went to the old Peoples Bank when they were located on College Street. I was waiting in line for a teller when Joe came in and stood behind me in line. I yelled out “Ouch” and placed my hand on my bottom and acted like he pinched me. Joe threw both hands in the air and said “I didn’t do it”! I got such a kick from embarrassing him. We both got a good laugh out of it. I always loved to aggravate him. He was a good friend. He will be missed.

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  3. Sandy Lancaster

    Shirley, I haven’t seen you and Joe is a while, but I asked Judy about you. Joe was a character, he always made me laugh even when I didn’t feel like laughing. He will be missed. Prayers for you and all of your family.

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