February 19, 1945 - April 22, 2021
Robert (Bob) F. Cannon, 76 of Jackson, MO. passed away April 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born on February 19, 1945 to Billy L. Cannon and Lois F. (Cornelius) Cannon in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a graduate from University of Central Oklahoma and obtained degrees in Marketing Management and Business Administration. Furthering his education in Wyoming. Bob Served in the United States Navy from 1966-1972. Graduated from Fleet Marine School and Balboa Hospital Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA. Further his medical field at Oakland Naval Hospital Oakland, CA. serving in the Vietnam Theater. Assigned to the U.S.S. shields and the U.S.S. Dixie and honorably discharged March 1972. Bob and Barbara (Barb) Cannon were united in marriage on July 29, 1967 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bob was in financing for 35 years employed with Ford Motor Credit Co. as Branch Operation Manager. Joining Toyota Motor Credit Corp. establishing branches as a dealer relations manager. Hobbies including showing dogs and horses. With winnings from Nationals to Worlds with Appaloosas. His art and woodwork were displayed at the entrance of A.P. Hill Boy Scouts Jamboree. His love for Christmas led him to designing reindeers. Ballroom dancing was shown on the dance floor with his wife throughout of many states. Bob and his wife could be found walking the mall 3 miles a week never letting his cane deter him. Everyone knew him with a smile on his face. His grandchildren knew him as "OPA". Bob enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Bob retired and started farming and raising cattle until his bad health. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years Barbara "Barb" Cannon of the home; son Jeffrey (Wendy) Cannon of Perryville, MO.; 4 grandchildren BreAnna Brewer, Austin Baumann, Lukas Cannon and Shelby Cannon; brother Larry (Nancy) Cannon of CA; two nieces Tracey (J.T.) Thiessen of CA., Melissa (Eric) Vreeland of GA.; brother-in-law Robert (Emille) Cole of GA.; sister-in-law Donna Cole of TX.; mother-in-law Burdine Cole of GA. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM at the Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson, MO. Funeral Service will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson, MO. with Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Interment will take place in the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, MO. In lieu of flowers contributions are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be made on www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com Ford and Sons Funeral Home Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Robert (Bob) F. Cannon, 76 of Jackson, MO. passed away April 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born on February 19, 1945 to Billy L. Cannon and Lois F. (Cornelius) Cannon in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a graduate from University of Central Oklahoma... View Obituary & Service Information
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