Rev. Joseph Edward Cannon, Sr., 76, passed away at his residence on November 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 10, 1936 in Baker, Florida to parents Allen Jackson Cannon, Sr. and Alice Lenora Cain Cannon.
Rev. Cannon is preceded in death by his parents; his "special" Uncle Joe Cain and Aunt Jessie Cain who raised him; brothers, Jerry Luman Cannon, Cecil Cannon; sisters, Lillian Powell, Lucille Simmons, Bobbie Barnhill; great grandson, Jase Simpson; great granddaughter, SaMarra Jade Jenkins.
He is survived by his sweet wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann Matchett Cannon; son, Joseph E. Cannon, Jr. and wife, Rhonda, Rev. Jubal Cannon and wife, Tracie, Jeffrey Cannon and wife, Lori, Jonathan Cannon and wife,Lisa; daughter, Michelle Ann King and husband, Rev. Allen King; brother, A.J. Cannon, Jr. and wife, Margie; grandchildren, Lisandra Jenkins, Joseph E. Cannon lll "Trey Simpson", Kaleb Cannon, Lenora Cannon, Taylor Cannon, Chris Jackson, Dustin Allen, Sheldon King, Brittany King, Joshua Cannon, Andrew Cannon, Jordan Cannon, Jax Cannon, Jonathan Cannon, Jr. "Little Jon", Justin Cannon, Jace Cannon, Annalise Cannon, Ryan Kennedy, Bryson Kennedy; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Texas Bible College, where he served as Dean of Men, Rev. Cannon became a church planter. Rev. Cannon pioneered churches in LaGrange, Texas, Okeechobee, Florida and Arcadia, Florida. Rev. Cannon served as Home Missions Director UPCI Florida District and on the Florida District Board as Presbyter. He was founder and principal of Peace River Valley Christian Academy, Arcadia, Florida. Rev. Cannon was honored as an elected official with the UPCI, and as pastor and principal however; his greatest honor was being called husband, dad, papa, and brother.
Friends and family are invited to visitation at Greater Faith Tabernacle Church on 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas from 5-8 pm on November 15.
Contributions may be offered to Greater Faith Tabernacle Church (Building Fund), 2800 Old Lufkin Road, Nacogdoches, Texas in his honor.