Funeral services for William J. (Bill) Cannon, age 83 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Todd Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cannon passed away Thursday morning in the Donalson Care Center.
He was a native of Fort Valley, GA, and the son of the late John Jefferson and Nannie Belle Mullis Cannon. Mr. Cannon was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran U. S. Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from Ralston Purina Company, was a real estate investor and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Jeanne Scarboro Cannon, sons Steven Cannon, David Cannon and wife Marcia all of Fayetteville, grandchildren Bryant Cannon of Utah, Curt Cannon and Amy Ann McCormick both of Fayetteville.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Jack and I were in NC at my niece’s wedding when Mr. Cannon passed away. We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace for you as you face life without him.
To the family of Mr. Cannon, you are in our prayers and have our sincere sympathy during this difficult time in your life. May God comfort each of you with His loving embrace and perfect peace. Mr. Cannon was a very nice man….so rest from your labor to your reward Mr. Cannon.
I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear of Mr. Bills passing. He was one of the finest people I have ever met. I didn’t know he was sick……my prayers are for The Cannon Family………Mildred
David, Marsha, and family,
So sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gayle. And Tom
So sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. We had great times together as commissioner. I considered him a good friend and he seemed to always be smiling. I asked him one time if he was as happy as he seemed. He said it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. Then he said yes, God has blessed me. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
God Bless You ALL.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult days. May God give you peace and comfort. Mr. Cannon was truly a fine man who did so much for the family and the county he loved.