August 10, 1932 – February 7, 2013
Date of Service: February 11, 2013
Section: Garden of Gethsemane
R. Howard Cannon, 80, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late George and Geneva Kelly Cannon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Edwards Cannon, on November 11, 2003; two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Cannon was retired from Emmanuel Christian Seminary after thirty five years of service as a printer. He was the former owner of Cannon Craft Printing and was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
He loved fishing, bowling and woodworking.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Rev. Mark Street, Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Steve and Laura Cannon, Byron, GA; two granddaughters, Laurie Bradshaw and husband, Michael, Macon, GA, and Kellie Sumner and husband, Michael, Fort Valley, GA; one grandson, Charlie Cannon and wife, Shana, Macon, GA; five great-grandchildren, Andrew Sumner, Max Bradshaw, Benjamin Sumner, Bella Bradshaw and Elliott Cannon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Cannon will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 10, 2013, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Steve Cannon and Rev. Mark Street, officiating. The eulogy will be given by his granddaughter, Kellie Sumner.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service. Music will be under the direction of Joel Street.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. Active pallbearers will be Michael Sumner, Michael Bradshaw, Charlie Cannon, Curtis Cannon, Tony Edwards and Tim Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be the faculty and staff of Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Flag presentation will be provided by Chaplain Colonel Edward J. Young. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Monday, to go in procession.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Emmanuel Christian Seminary, One Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423-542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Cannon family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.