Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon Sr.

Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon Sr., 76, passed away at his residence on Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 10, 1936 in Baker, Fla., to parents Allen Jackson Cannon Sr. and Alice Lenora Cain Cannon. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Eastview United Pentecostal Church, 1407 N. Medford, Lufkin, with the Rev. Jubal Cannon, the Rev. Allen King, the Rev. Michael Caloway, the Rev. Danny Russo, the Rev. David Hunt and the Rev. Mark Green officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches. The Rev. Cannon is preceded in death by his parents; his "special" Uncle Joe Cain and Aunt Jessie Cain who raised him; brothers, Jerry Luman Cannon and Cecil Cannon; sisters, Lillian Powell, Lucille Simmons and Bobbie Barnhill; great-grandson, Jase Simpson; great-granddaughter, SaMarra Jade Jenkins. He is survived by his sweet wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann Matchett Cannon; son, Joseph E. Cannon Jr. and wife Rhonda; the Rev. Jubal Cannon and wife Tracie, Jeffery Cannon and wife Lori, Jonathan Cannon and wife Lisa; daughter, Michelle Ann King and husband, the Rev. Allen King; brother, A.J. Cannon Jr. and wife Margie; grandchildren, Lisandra Jenkins, Joseph E. Cannon lll "Trey Simpson," Kaleb Cannon, Lenora Cannon, Taylor Cannon, Chris Jackson, Dustin Allen, Sheldon King, Brittany King, Joshua Cannon, Andrew Cannon, Jordan Cannon, Jax Cannon, Jonathan Cannon Jr. "Little Jon," Justin Cannon, Jace Cannon, Annalise Cannon, Ryan Kennedy and Bryson Kennedy; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. After graduating from Texas Bible College, where he served as Dean of Men, the Rev. Cannon became a church planter. Rev. Cannon pioneered churches in LaGrange, Okeechobee, Fla., and Arcadia, Fla. Rev. Cannon served as Home Missions Director UPCI Florida District and on the Florida District Board as Presbyter. He was founder and principal of Peace River Valley Christian Academy, Arcadia, Fla. Rev. Cannon was honored as an elected official with the UPCI, and as pastor and principal; however, his greatest honor was being called husband, dad, papa and brother. Friends and family are invited to visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church on 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches. Contributions may be offered to Greater Faith Tabernacle Church (Building Fund), 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas in his honor. Streamed live via the internet may be accessed the day of the funeral at Online condolences may be offered at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Funeral Home

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors
5400 North Street Nacogdoches, TX 75965
(936) 564-7333

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 15, 2012