Jimmy Cannon, 74, of Milo, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
He was born on August 20, 1942, in Crossett to his parents, Hubert Glen and Gladys Hardin Cannon.
He was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and worked as a wrapper operator for more than 40 years in the Georgia Pacific Board Mill. He was a hard worker but always enjoyed “cutting-up” with his coworkers whenever an opportunity presented itself. He loved all types of hunting and fishing, with which he could be very competitive, but most of all, he was a family man who adored his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Blackie” Cannon and two sisters, Ann Funderburg and Elizabeth “Libby” Wallace.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Wilber Cannon of Milo; two sons, Larry Michael Cannon and wife Denise of Crossett and Jeff Glen Cannon and wife Donna Kaye of Milo; two daughters, Sherry Cannon Clark and husband Tommy of Milo and Julie Cannon Keeth and husband Wayne of Crossett; two sisters, Betty Cannon Sawyer and husband Billy, Sr. of Milo and Judy Cannon Grimes and husband Larry of Ashdown; one sister-in-law, Robbie Courson Cannon; eight grandchildren, Rachel Marie Cannon Neal, Jimmy Lawrence Cannon, Hannah Elizabeth Cannon, Jennifer Martin, Sonya Ricks, Tyler Cannon Keeth, Jacob Glen Cannon, and Charles Bailey Cannon; along with eleven great-grandchildren.
A funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on January 14 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W in Crossett with Pastor Lloyd Gibbs officiating, followed by an interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jimmy L. Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Tyler Keeth, Bailey Cannon, Ricky Funderburg, and Jimmy Don Funderburg. Honorary Pallbearers are Sam McMahan, Wayne Dodson, Royce Swaim, Danny Roy Jordan, Dennis Rice, George Walker, Robbie “Hambone” Cunningham, and Roy Rodgers.
Visitation will be held fom 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., January 13 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock.