Bill Cannon

Born: Sat., Nov. 6, 1943
Died: Sat., Oct. 17, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

Masonic Service

7:00 PM Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 22, 2020
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

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William Allen “Bill” Cannon, 76, formerly of Lexington, husband of 55 years to Doris Roe Cannon, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. 

Born November 6, 1943 in Fleming County to the late Marion Allen & Mae Barton Cannon, he was a 1961 graduate of Fleming County High School, had attended Morehead State University, was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of Vietnam, a former Regional Circulation Manager for the Lexington Herald-Leader & the Louisville Courier-Journal, was a former employee of State Beauty Supply and JP-Morgan Chase Bank, and also served as a bus monitor for both the Fayette & Nicholas County School Systems. Bill was a member of the Favorite Lodge 581 F & A.M., a longtime member of Broadway Christian Church and current member of Carlisle Christian Church. 

In addition to his beloved wife, Doris, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Tony) Cannon Smith; his granddaughter, Kayleigh-Ann Cannon Smith; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, special friends and 2 special neighbors, Katie & Shelby Caswell.

Also preceding him in death was a sister, Lois Harmon Christopher. 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Carlisle Christian Church by Rev. Steve Smith and Bro. Tony Smith. Burial with military honors will follow in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday evening with a Masonic Rites service at 7:00 P.M.

Charitable donations may be made in Bill's memory to the following organization:

Carlisle Christian Church Youth Fund
242 North Locust Street, Carlisle, KY 40311
Tel: 859-289-5266

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Janet Mcclanahan
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
Doris, Stephanie and family,
You have my deepest sympathy on the death of Bill. He was a very fine man and always had that smile on his face. I know you have a lot of fond memories of him. Trust in the Lord to see you thru this.

Carol Howard
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
Years ago my grandson (he is now21) and I would be in the swing on the front porch when Bill would come home. Drake loved yelling "Hello Mr. Bill" and Bill would give us a big smile and wave to us. A little memory of a great neighbor. God Bless the Family. we are all thinking of you.

Jeff and Jennifer Sharp
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
Doris, Stephanie and family, you have been in our heart and prayers. We're so sorry for your loss. Bill was a loving and faithful servant.

CC Vice
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
FCHS Class of 1961

Jane Story Glascock
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
Prayers for your family. FCHS class of 1961.

Jane Mers
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Prayers for all of the family. Class of 1961

Joyce & Dick Quiggins
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Doris, Sephanie & family,

We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing,. We remember the many good times we
had together in Lexington. We also remember when we were all togeher during our
square dancing days. May God help you and keep you. Joyce & Dick Quiggins

Linda and Steve Kinney
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Doris, Stephanie and family,,

His legacy will live through his family: his kindness, sense of humor and love for the LORD and his generosity. Your hearts are heavy now but he knows that is love!

Suzanne Adams
   Posted Wed October 21, 2020
Doris, Stephanie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Bill passing. Such a sweet man.
Sending you prayers for your peace.
Take care,

Joe and Lisa Fernandez
   Posted Wed October 21, 2020
Doris, Stephanie, Tony and Kayleigh,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are full of sorrow in knowing that this virus has taken him from this world. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

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