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Harold Cannon

June 4, 1929 — August 11, 2020

Harold M Cannon went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Abilene, Texas. A visitation will be 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral Services will be 2:30 PM, Friday, August 14, 2020 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Due to restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 virus there is limited occupancy for funeral services and face masks will be required. The funeral service will be live streamed and available on our website at the bottom of Harold’s obituary.

Harold M. Cannon was born June 4, 1929 to Howard Richard (H.R.) and Elpha Mae Cannon in Abilene, Texas. He attended and graduated from Abilene High School. Thanks to a close friend, Harold met the love of his life, Betty Sudderth and knew right away that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. They were married on December 3, 1950 and were together for over 50 years before Betty's passing on November 16, 2001. Upon their return from their honeymoon, Harold's draft notice was waiting for him. On December 14, 1950, Harold reported for duty with the Army and spent almost two years in Germany. Harold got out of the Army and was in the National Guard before his service to his country ended December 3, 1952. In the mid 70's Harold pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. Harold and Betty were instrumental in establishing the EAA Chapter 471 in Abilene and served as a board member for many years. Harold also served on the Board of several different Credit Unions in Abilene. Harold was an employee of Powers Machine Shop before going to work for Texas Department of Transportation where he retired after 35 years of service in August 1993. Above all things Harold loved his family with his whole heart and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, H.R. and Elpha Mae Cannon; his wife, Betty Sudderth Cannon; his son, James Robert Cannon; his sister, Faytine (Tina) Maynard; and son in law, Patrick Wilson.

Harold is survived by his 5 children, Dianne Evans and husband Bill; Susanne Kammerer and husband John; Joanne Wilson, Richard Cannon, and Gregory Cannon and wife Angie; his grandchildren, Shala West and husband Carl, Leslie Gibson and husband Ryan, Katie Shropshire and husband Sam, Jessica Evans, Krista Peeples, William Kammerer and wife Kat, Tyler Cannon and wife Alexus, Jennifer Wooten and husband Gene, and Jordan Cannon; his great grandchildren, Chisum, Bodhi, Creek, Kylee, Eva, Cyrus, Kaylie, Kaleb, Collin, Keegan, Esamee, and Everly; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, August 14, 2020

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