Newton resident (formerly of Dallas, Texas), Jack R. Cannon, 86, died on Tuesday (August 19, 2014) at Kansas Christian Home, Newton, Kansas.
Cannon was co-owner of the Draper-Cannon Funeral Home from 1970 – 1988. He was born in Emporia, Kansas on January 30, 1928, the son of Roy and Mary (Magathan) Cannon. A graduate of Emporia High School in 1945, he attended Kansas University and Emporia State College. He served in the US Navy
during World War II
. He spent 22 years as a Department Store Buyer-Merchandiser prior to coming to Newton.
While in Newton, Jack served on The Bethel College Advisory Board, Midland National Bank Board of Directors, Newton Library Board, Newton Chamber of Commerce Board, Newton Community Theater Board, Charter Board Member of the Harvey County Hospice, United Methodist Youth Board, Past President of Newton Lion's Club, Past President & Drive Chairman of Harvey County United Way, Kansas State Funeral Directors Association Board, Kansas State Chairman of the International Order of the Golden Rule Funeral Directors, and the Danco Foundation Board in Wichita.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; son Richard L. Cannon; sister Kathleen Stiffler Listrom.
Mr Cannon is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Cannon) Ross of Newton, son-in-law, Jon Ross, daughter-in-law, Erlene Cannon, and four grandchildren: Christopher Ross, Brianna Ross, Jared Cannon, and Nicholas Cannon, one brother-in-law, Myron Listrom, and two nephews Eric & Dan Stiffler and one niece, Janet Wilcox.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday (August 25, 2014) at Broadway Colonial Chapel. Burial following funeral services at the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 1pm til 5pm, where the family will receive friends between 2 and 4.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial has been established at the Cathedral of Hope UCC Church of Dallas, Tx. and the Kansas Christian Home of Newton, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.