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Earnold Webster Cannon, 79, of Toledo passed away on January 28, 2013. Born July 2, 1933, in Stanton, TN, son of Jesse Cannon, Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Maclin) Cannon, Earnold was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and faithful friend.
Earnold graduated from Carver High School in Brownsville, TN in 1951, and continued his education at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial University in Nashville (Tennessee State University). Earnold enlisted in the Army in 1953 and was proud to serve his country. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
In 1956, Earnold moved to Toledo to join family and begin his passion for serving his community. In 1959, he graduated from Andrew-Toledo Barber College and opened Cannon's Barber Shop in 1965. For more than 40 years, he serviced the hair care needs of hundreds of men, women, and children and mentored barbers and clients with his pearls of wisdom and encouragement.
His entrepreneurial drive also led him to earn an associate degree in Business Administration from Davis Junior College in 1976 and pursue real estate investments.
Earnold was a devoted member of Phillips Temple CME Church and served in various leadership roles. Earnold also enjoyed ministering through song with the City Wide Male Chorus, the Southernaires and the Phillips Temple Mass Choir.
Fishing was a lifelong hobby for Earnold. He was also an expert billiards player, horse aficionado, and former owner.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Dorothy Cannon Tuggle (Arthur), and fiancée, Justine Robinson.
Cherishing his memories are daughter, Marci Cannon Fisher (Richard); Jeff Wimberly (Monique); five brothers and seven sisters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends, including former spouse, Rose Cannon Rankins.
Visitation is Friday, February 1, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the House of Day, 2550 Nebraska Ave. in Toledo. Services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Phillips Temple CME Church, 565 Palmwood Ave. in Toledo. Family Hour will begin at 1 p.m.
Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2013