Jack R. Cannon
March 3, 2016
Jack R. Cannon died Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born on November 15, 1940 to the late Earl Jack and Mildred Nadine Cannon and raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Jack graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS Degree in Marketing and Accounting. After being commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1964, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and completed various military assignments, including a combat tour in Vietnam. Among his military awards, Major Cannon was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Combat Medal and Air Force Commendation. In his civilian career, Jack was employed by Union Camp Corporation in Wayne, New Jersey for 28 years and retired as General Manager of International Sales and Marketing. He then spent five years with Price and Pierce International as Senior Vice President of Sales and developed Asian and South American markets before choosing permanent retirement.
A pilot for over 45 years, Jack’s passion for flying and devotion to country compelled him to volunteer as a Coast Guard Aircraft Commander with the Coast Guard Auxiliary out of Air Station Savannah, where he continued to serve up to the time of his passing. In addition, Jack joined Angel Flight Soars in 2003 and flew over 100 missions, volunteering his time and expertise to helping those in need get the medical treatment they required.
He pursued his love of hiking, skiing and fishing in the Colorado Rockies with his wife and daughters. Jack is survived by his lovable and beautiful wife of 50 years, Sherri, his two daughters, Stacy and Kristen, son-in-law Rodney Green and two grandchildren, Rachael and Kade.
Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Fox and Weeks Funeral Home, Hodgson Chapel, in Savannah, Georgia. The family will receive friends at 10:00 am prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jack's honor to Angel Flight at AngelFlightSoars.org and also to Veterans Support Foundation at vsf-usa.org
There will be a service at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined.
Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.foxandweeks.com.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
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