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Jerry S. Cannon

June 24, 1950 ~ March 28, 2018 (age 67)

Jerry S. Cannon, 67, of Olaton, Kentucky gained his angel wings Wednesday, March, 28, 2018 at Norton’s Hospital. He was born June 24, 1950 in Horse Branch to the late Hilliard Samuel Cannon and Mary Lois Decker Brown. Jerry retired from Peabody Coal Company, Highland Mine. He was a member of Horse Branch Church of God, and vice-president of Caney Creek Watershed. Jerry’s passion was farming, his family and friends.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Hilliard Cannon and a sister, Nell Shartzer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Diana Cannon of Olaton; 4 children, JerryAnna (Drew) Denmon of Fort Pierce, Florida, Adam (Sarah) Cannon of Olaton, Megan Cannon of Olaton, and Blake (Jessica) Cannon of Olaton; 9 grandchildren, Hiram, Harlie, Hannah, Grant, Sage, Kara, Reighlynn, Jaydon, and Elye; 6 siblings, Mary Lou (Pete) Carmon of Olaton, Georgie (Fairly) Williams of Leitchfield, Freck (Mary) Cannon of Leitchfield, Felix (Jil) Cannon of Cedar Lake, Indiana, Harry (Rita) Cannon of Leitchfield, and Ricky Cannon of Hardinsburg; father-in-law, Randall (Donna) Frames; mother-in-law, Mary-Etta (Jerry) Hudson; Brother-in-laws, Randy (Connie) Frames, Gerald (Tori) Frames; sister-in-laws, Kathy (Doug) Tarrence, Cynthia Frames, Chastity Frames, Whitney Frames, Jessica Frames, Joseph Hudson, Steven Harvey, and April Greer; special friends, Steve Vanover, Steve Huggins, Jerry Smith, Wesley Decker, Burl Morris, Bruce Mitchell, Terry Wilson and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Horse Branch Church of God with Rev. Ernest Whitely, Bro. Bobby Renfrow and Bro. Doug Tarrence officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery in Horse Branch. Friends may visit with Jerry’s family from 12:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Horse Branch Church of God and 9:00 A.M. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

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