Don Clinton Cannon, 88, of Hale Center passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Plainview. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Kornerstone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Cameron, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hale Center, officiating and Mr. Dustin Patterson, chaplain of Interim Hospice, assisting. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.
Mr. Cannon was born on May 14, 1925, in Wagner, Okla., to Thomas and Myrtle Cannon. His family moved to Cotton Center when he was a young boy. In February 1945 he joined the U.S. Army
. After returning home, he married Juanita Kaker on Aug. 21, 1949, in Hale Center.
He was a retired farmer and rancher. He also had several race horses that were a great source of pleasure and pride for him for many years.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, James, Romey, Paul, Wallace and Lonnie Cannon; two sisters, Ollie DelGuidace and Ruth Nichols; one son, Ricky Cannon, and one grandson, Christopher Stokes.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Juanita Cannon of Hale Center; five daughters, Barbara and Don Townsen of Nowata, Okla., Sue and Brad Warner of Fort Worth, Vicki and Steve Stokes of Plainview, Sandra and Arden Davis of Lubbock and Linda and Kim Norris of Plainview; one son, David and Carla Cannon of Plainview; three sisters; Dorothy Belcher of Arlington, Ruby and Pete Campbell of Tyler and Bonnie King of College Station; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special "thank you" to the wonderful caring staff of Prairie House Living Center and Interim Hospice nurses that cared for him for the past few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charities.
Online condolences can be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.