BENJAMIN CLAUDE, 84
Ocala - Benjamin Claude Cannon, age 84, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013 in Ocala, Florida.
He moved to Ocala six years ago from Citrus County. He is a retired Petty Officer First Class of the United States Navy
, where he served more than 20 years and retired from Independent Life Insurance Company also, where he'd been for 16 years. He is a former member of Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn; daughters, Becky Cannon and Donna (John) Kelsay; grandchildren, Joseph and Rebecca Kelsay, all of Ocala; sister, Nola Lockwood of Jacksonville and brother, Roma Cannon of Idabelle, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala Chapel, 910 SE Silver Springs Boulevard, on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. until Service time at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Family requests memorial donations be made to Oakcrest Baptist Church.