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Charles Cannon

AVON - Charles Earl Cannon, 83, of Avon died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Graham Hospital in Canton, Ill.

He was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Macomb, Ill., the son of William Cleo and Harriet Reed Cannon. He married Joyce A. Calloway on Aug. 21, 1965, in Perrysburg, Ind.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Avon; twin sons, Dr. John Glen Cannon of Boise, Idaho, and Dr. Jerry Earl (Macey) Cannon of Austin, Minn.; one daughter, Karen (Jon) Johnson of Canton, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Eric Johnson, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Cole Earl Cannon, Carson Michael Cannon and Chloe Ann Cannon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Avon High School, Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo., and University of Illinois Agriculture Short Courses.

He worked in Chicago for several years, returning to Avon in 1961. He also drove a school bus for the Avon School District and was a co-owner of Cannon Trophies, which was founded in 1987. He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church.

He was a former member of the Warren County Farm Bureau, serving as a director for several years. He was a member of the Warren Henderson Diabetes Club, serving as its secretary.

He was a member of the Avon Harmony Lodge; Mohammed Temple, Shrine; Scottish Rite, Valley of Peoria; El Bon Shrine Club of Galesburg, Ill., having served as its president; and Us Too, Galesburg Chapter.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Berwick Baptist Church in Berwick, Ill. The Rev. Tom Smith and the Rev. Michael Barnhisel will officiate. Family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Masonic services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Roseville Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite and/or the Berwick Baptist Church.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com.

Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 29, 2013
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