Keith Cannon, 83, of Wareham died at home, July 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Joyce (Gurney) Cannon, his wife of 60 years. A lifelong resident of Wareham, he was the son of the late Henry and Althea (Keith) Cannon. He was preceded in death by his son Joseph and his siblings Virginia (Cannon) Holmes and Walter Cannon. Keiths strong will helped him overcome his physical disabilities. He loved to play baseball and played for both Wareham High School and the Wareham town team. He was co-captain of his high school team. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Keith worked as an auto mechanic at Savarys Garage and then went to work at his fathers Gulf station. He retired from Suddard Ford after working there 20 years. He is survived by his children , Linda Maynard and her husband Desmond, Donna MacDonald and her husband John, Cathy L. Cannon, Keith Cannon, Jr. and his wife Deborah, Glenn Cannon and his wife Dinah, Jeanne Ashburn and her husband Jeffery, Jill Machado and her husband Kenneth, Molly Conner and her husband Michael; 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Carl and sister in-law Lori. A graveside service wil l be held at Agawam Cemetery, Wareham on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Joe Cannon Creative Writing Scholarship Fund, c/o Mayflower Bank, 396 Onset Ave., E. Wareham, MA 02538. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com
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Published in Wareham Courier from July 9 to July 16, 2013