William M. Cannon

December 14, 1942 ~ August 2, 2010

William M. Cannon, age 67, passed away Monday, August 02, 2010, at a Sulphur hospital.

He was an Army veteran and a self-employed marine contractor.

Survivors include his companion, Davene Roberts of Lake Charles; one daughter, Michelle Cannon and husband, Michael Medeiros of Lake Charles; two sisters, Virginia Weber and husband, James of Swansea, IL and Barbara Pirtle of O'Fallon, IL; three grandchildren, Brandon William Cannon, Erica Leger and husband, Adam, and Kristen Medeiros; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, LA, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 3, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Bill: You will forever be in our minds and in our hearts. Our memories of you will never fade. We enjoyed the many stories of your life's adventures and your inventor's mind on many subjects. We love you and will miss you.Love forever,Ginny (sister)Babs (sister)Jim (brother-in-law)

  2. Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

  3. Ms. Davene, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you the peace you need to get through this difficult time ((((big hug)))

  4. My Father was a wonderful, generous and loving man, he was the best Dad Grandfather that anyone could ever ask for and we had a phenomonal relationship with him, all the way. All he ever wanted was peace but sadly…the fact is that he was a brilliant man that was able to get things done, he never lost that capacity…

  5. Paw-Paw, we love and miss you, the special relationship that you and my Mom had was awesome and you always made us feel special and we knew how much you loved us. Love, your grandchildren, Brandon, Erica and Kristen, family forever.

  6. Rest in peace, my love. I will always love you and our time together was precious, these last few months were everything to me. You will always be a part of me.

  7. Paw Paw, Almost six years later and we are still missing you. The missing part will never stop but we are all happy that we know you are with the Lord and in peace. We will meet again one day. Until that day comes, know that we love you. Your grand-daughter, Erica Leger

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