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Charles Barnes Cannon Charles Barnes Cannon, 72, of Austin, TX, formerly of Dallas, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012. Everyone who knew him was enriched by his life. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 24, 1940. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Eugene Cannon and Rouelle Barnes Cannon, mother and father-in-law David B. and Rosalie Lack, and brother-in-law, Ronnie Feldman. He and his wife, Gayle, celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in October and spent the last several years of his retirement traveling. He died with his friends at his side doing what he loved best-playing golf. Everything he endeavored to do, he did well and in support of all of the organizations of which he was a part. Charlie graduated from TCU and from Yale Divinity and Yale Law School. He was a highly respected franchise and business law attorney. He contributed his time, energy and well-honed writing skills for many years to the International Franchise Association. During the last few years, he devoted many hours to his mediation practice, in association with the Austin Dispute Resolution Center, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and active in the leadership of the dispute resolution community. For the last two years, he was a fire commissioner for the Travis County District #4. He also mentored disadvantaged children in learning how to play golf through First Tee. He and his wife were active in the seniors group for their temple in Austin. Charlie spearheaded the development of a new picture directory for their temple. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Feldman Cannon, his children, Chuck and Terrie Cannon, Murphy, TX, Nancy Cannon, Allen, TX, Greg and Kim Cannon, Lake Jackson, TX, his step-children, Dr. Josh and Lisa Goldstrich, College Station, TX, Marc Goldstrich, Dallas, and Jeremy and Yuri Goldstrich, Tokyo, Japan and 16 grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon Goldstrich and Nathan Goldstrich, Carson Modrall, Ryan, Jack, Austin, Zoey and Addy Goldstrich, Nikki, Douglas and Andrew Cannon, Elyssa and Sarah Cannon, Sasha and Jaden Goldstrich, and one great grandchild, Cashton Goldstrich. He is also survived by his in-laws, Michele and Lyndal Gibson, Barbara Feldman, Melvin and Janey Lack, of Victoria, TX, Jay and Barbara Lack and many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any . A memorial service will be held in Austin, Texas as Congregation Beth Israel at a time to be announced. Online condolences can be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest .com.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 6, 2012
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