"Bubba" was a good and courageous man, who was well respected by his friends and colleagues. He was an avid fisherman and a die-hard Saints fan, Bubba had a passion for cooking and had even been accepted into Louisiana Culinary Institute but decided to pursue his career as an instrumentation technician/ draftsman with Emerson Controls. He spent 33 wonderful years on this earth but God saw fit to call him home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Caitlyn Marie "Tater Bug" Cannon, Madison Leigh "Mattie Lou" Cannon, and Gene Lavalle "B.G." Cannon, III; parents, Gene and Beverly Newman Cannon; sister, Candace Cannon "Candy" Alfarran and husband, Luai Alfarran and their children Gabrielle Marie "Gabbie" Samson and Sanad Luai "Doodie" Alfarran; and maternal grandfather, D.C. Newman, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and other family members. Preceeded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beverly Armstrong Newman and paternal grandparents, Gene L. and Gloria Ruth Lancaster Cannon; uncles, Daniel Calvin "Danny" Newman, III, Ronnie James Palmer and John David Cannon and a second cousin, McKenzie Nicole Courtney. Visiting will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, Friday, December 28th from 5 pm until 8 pm and Saturday, December 29th from 11 am until religious services at 1 pm conducted by his uncle, Rev. Kelly Courtney. He will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David Newman, Jonathan Courtney, Daniel Courtney, Jeremy Rist, Brian Posey and Stephen Wurst. He was a member of Healing Place Church and through his faith he may have lost his life, but through organ donation he was able to give the gift of life for other families. Anyone that would like to help with the funeral expenses, please send donations to D.C. Newman, Jr., 1759 Stuart Avenue, Baton Rouge, 70808. An online guest registry is available at www.rabenhorst.com
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Published in The Advocate from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2012