Gary Cannon passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Panama City, Florida at the age of 74.
He was a resident of Clarksville, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County for the past eight years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Elmira College in Physics and was retired from IBM where he worked as an engineer for twenty-two years. He was also retired from the U. S. Army where he served in the Korean conflict and was a member of the American Legion in Lynn Haven, Florida. Gary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church where he was an avid volunteer. He also enjoyed volunteering at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Florence (Zellers) Cannon, and a sister, Dorla Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Veronica (Carasea) Cannon, of Clarksville; a son, Mark Cannon, and his wife, Kum Hui, of Yorktown, Virginia; four daughters, Jordayne Douglas and her husband, Don, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Celene Tinder and her husband, Tim, of Lockport, New York, Desiree Dobbin and her husband, Jeff, of Ithaca, New York, and Hope Rivas and her husband, Julio, of LaBelle, Florida; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Larry Cannon, and his wife, Barbara, of Memphis, Tennessee; a sister, Sally Carl, and her husband, Roger, of Endwell, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will follow at the church with Father Charles Collins officiating. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Binghamton, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center, P. O. Box 603, Blountstown, FL 32424.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.