Elbert Kenneth “Ken” Cannon was a caring, loyal and devoted husband, brother, father, papa and friend. He went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones on August 31, 2021 at age 69.
He was the husband of Judy (Carroll) Cannon and the couple celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on February 24th of this year.
Born in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late Jesse Cannon and Francis Hembree. He was a 1971 graduate of Roosevelt High School. In 1971 he was drafted by the United States Navy and served for 4 years in radio communications. He was later employed for over 30 years, with Kliklok, as a quality control engineer.
Ken was a member of Stewart Community Church for over 9 years. His love for Jesus was evident in the manner in which he carried himself and the gentleness and respect in which he handled those he came in contact with. His contagious personality and uncanny ability of never meeting a stranger, truly made him a bright light. He loved his family and spoiled his grandkids. He was an avid golfer, music connoisseur and had a passionate love affair with Zesto’s chocolate, strawberry and walnut milkshakes.
Surviving with his wife are his son, Kyle (Breanna) Cannon; his step-children Mark (Denise) Cochran, Misty (Marshall) Jordan, Laura (Alex) Malone and his 10 grandchildren: Douglas (Molly) Cochran, Brandon Cochran, Jacob (Calista) Cochran, Meagan Mullins, Avis Malone, Naomi Malone, Jack Jordan, Henry Malone, Hutch Jordan and Charlie Cannon. In addition, his siblings: Buck (Joan) Cannon, Sunday Wiley, Susan (Tim) Wright, Dale Cannon, Surina Cannon; his father in-law, Cleo Carroll; brother in-law and sister in-law, Les (Linda) Carroll and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Lee Cannon, brother in-law Gary Wiley and sister in-law, Teri Cannon.
A funeral service is scheduled for 12 pm on September 3, 2021 at the Stewart Community Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service, starting at 10am in the same location. Flowers are appreciated, but if preferred, donations in his name can be made to the Food Pantry located at the First Methodist Church in Covington, GA. Obituary has been loving prepared by the family.
The family ask that all in attendance, please wear a mask at all times.
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