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“To the Cannon family, there is never a goodtime to say goodbye to a loved one, but rest a sure that larry HEALED and at peace..I pray. That God...Read More »
1 of 45 | Posted by: Tee kirk - oakridge, TN

“Larry was one of the first 'competitors' I met when I got into the nuclear waste management business back in 1999. We hit it off immediately and...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: Robert Ward - Clinton, TN

“To Larry's Family, I was so sad to hear of Larry's passing. I used to do business with Larry when I worked at the Paducah Plant. We became good...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Howie Morehead - West Paducah, KY

“Rebekah and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Today and always, may your many memories together bring you peace,...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Sheree Wolfe White - Vonore, TN

“Rex and I was so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. We have been out of town and just found out last night. Our hearts and prayers go out to you...Read More »
5 of 45 | Posted by: Libby and Rex Neal - Oakdale, TN

“I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Larry, I have very fun memories of him when we worked together at K-25 many years ago. I will keep you...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Keith Gosnell - knoxville , TN

“Our prayers and love go out to you and your family. May God be with you in your time of loss. ”
7 of 45 | Posted by: Melissa Mathis - Friend

“Many thoughts and prayers to Larry's family. May you find comfort in the Lord's ever constant presence and love. ”
8 of 45 | Posted by: Alisa Hugen - Kevil, KY

“Larry and I worked together at Oakdale. He was a good friend. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 45 | Posted by: nancy miller - Rockwood, TN

“Larry was a good friend whom brightened my life with his, intellect, sense of humor and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. I will always be grateful...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Tim Holan - Houston, TX - Friend

“To the Family, So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was a wonderful classmate and shall be missed. My prayers are with you. ”
11 of 45 | Posted by: Janine AuBuchon Jennings - Aurora, CO

“Larry was a kind man that loved God and his family. I did business with Larry at GTS Duratek and WESKEM. Larry would always talk about his lovely...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: Faye Orick - Oak Ridge, TN

“Rebekah, Reid, and Brady My thoughts and prayers are with you All to give you peace and strength. I cannot even begin to express how lucky I feel...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Bob Shawver - Ellicott City, MD

“so sorry to hear of your loss just found out sunday morning know u r in our prayers ”
14 of 45 | Posted by: mable hamby

“Rebekah, Brady and Reid – I offer my condolences and sympathy to you I knew Larry for years and there wasn’t a finer gentleman. He cherished...Read More »
15 of 45 | Posted by: Mike Snyder - Friend

“Sorry, for your loss. ”
16 of 45 | Posted by: Patricia Conner - Wartburg, TN

“GIVE THE SECOND AMENDMENT CR@P a rest. ”
17 of 45 | Posted by: Chris Evanoh - Oak Ridge, TN

“Rebekah,I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. You and your family are in our prayers and our hearts go out to you and the boys. May your spirit be...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Louie Finley - Loudon, TN

“Dear Ken, Jean, and Suzanne, I was shocked to learn of Larry's passing as I was not aware that he had been so ill. I remember Larry as a good...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Mary Elizabeth Alexander - TN

“Reid and Brady, want you both to know I am thinking of you both and love you. Working with your dad when I first went to Oakdale was a hoot. He was...Read More »
20 of 45 | Posted by: Kim Mason - Harriman, TN

“Please accept our deepest sympathy. Larry was a student during our teaching years at Clinton Jr. High School, and Ken and Jean are fellow members of...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Mickey and Patti Branson

“Brady, Reid, Rebekah - I love you guys and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Larry is one of the best people I've ever known and I am so proud to...Read More »
22 of 45 | Posted by: Mike Redmon - Friend

“Rebekah, You and your family are in our prayers. Our hearts go out to you. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over Larry. ...Read More »
23 of 45 | Posted by: Steve and Leanne Hutchins - TN

“Larry was a great friend. He was a great example of a christian to follow. He worked alot with the church. He will be missed dearly. To his family, I...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Brian Wagaman - Ft. Bragg, NC

“Praying for the Cannon family. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. ”
25 of 45 | Posted by: Tammy Pressnell - Friend

“I'll never forget Larry! He had such a bigger than life personality & his stories (especially deer hunting stories) were always captivating to me. I...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: Randy White - Friend

“Rebecca, I'm sorry for your loss you and family will be in our prayers. He was a great man. I only meet him when the class was on field trips....Read More »
27 of 45 | Posted by: Lisa and Matthew Hyde - Lancing, TN

“"What a Day That Will Be, When My Jesus I Shall See"!!!!! I remember Larry's face always lit up when the choir sang this song!!!! I also remember the...Read More »
28 of 45 | Posted by: Becky Thomas - friend

“It was a pleasure to work with Larry. I want to send my deepest sympathy to his family who I never met, but feel like I know them well, as he spoke...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: Kirk Collingwood

“Reid and Brady my heart aches for you. You are defiantely in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the comfort to get through this hard time. ”
30 of 45 | Posted by: Jan Currier - Oakdale, TN

“We are sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and the family. Our daughter Jessica from Paducah Kentucky met Larry at a business meeting...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Frank & Georgann Kocsis - ID

“So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Larry growing up. He was one of my brother's best friends and it was always a fun time when they were...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Vicki Floyd Waddell - Clinton, TN

“Larry called me Danny or Little Red Riding Hood, and I called him Rocky Top. I'll miss his singing, our conversations about everything under the sun...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Danielle Scherer

“He truly lit up a room with his smile and strong, loving and welcoming presence. He could always make you laugh and made everyone feel like a friend...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Rick Zink - Sewickley, PA

“I will always remember our times at Myrtle Beach. Larry and his "always" interesting stories, the boys "always" a million laughs and you "always" the...Read More »
35 of 45 | Posted by: Jackie Rutherford - Knoxville , TN

“Rebekah, you and your family are in my prayers. Just lean on Jesus and he will carry you thru. ”
36 of 45 | Posted by: Deborah Massengale - Friend

“Rebekah, We are praying for you during this time of loss. God bless you and sustain you. Love, Cynthia ”
37 of 45 | Posted by: cynthia - TN - Cousin

“rebekka our hearts and prayers go out to you we will be praying for you our deepest sympathy god is with you. ”
38 of 45 | Posted by: larry gallaher - kingston, TN

“rebekka our hearts and prayers go out to you we will be praying for you our deepest sympathy god is with you. ”
39 of 45 | Posted by: larry gallaher - kingston, TN

“I will always remember Coach Cannon with fond memories. He was my driver's education teacher - and we had a barrel of laughs during class. Coach...Read More »
40 of 45 | Posted by: Dottie (Hendrickson) Beach - TN

“We ALL thought alot of Larry and we will miss him. He is with our Lord Jesus Christ and very much alive! Our heart hurts for your loss, Rebekah, Reid...Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Sue Brown - Oakdale, TN

“Dear Rebekah, i am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to make you feel better right now but may you find peace knowing he is in a far better...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: Angie pollard - Wartburg, TN

“Mrs Rebekah, we are so sorry to hear about Larry. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. Robby, Heather, Jenessa and Jaycee Hall ”
43 of 45 | Posted by: Heather Hall - Lancing, TN

“Rebekah and boys, I share my favorite Bible verse with you.... I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13 ”
44 of 45 | Posted by: Anna Harlan - Friend

“May God provide you with the comfort and strengh that only He can. ”
45 of 45 | Posted by: Kay Tippett - friend


Larry Cannon, age 55, passed away at his earthly home in Oakdale, Tennessee, on January 17, 2013, after a 13 month battle with cancer. He is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ living eternity in his Heavenly Home. He was a member of Pine Orchard Baptist Church, Oakdale Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 12 years Rebekah Beard Cannon
Two Sons: Joshua Reid Cannon and Brady Caleb Cannon of Harriman
Parents: Kenneth and Jean Cannon of Knoxville
Sister: Suzanne Cannon Newman (Tom) of Sevierville
Nephew and Niece: Thomas and Rebekah Newman of Sevierville

Larry was a Clinton Sr. High School athlete, graduating in 1975. He earned a BS, MS in Physical Education from Tennessee Tech University in 1979, 1981. He taught and coached at Oakdale and Harriman schools before earning his Ed.S from TTU. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Larry strongly believed in the Second Amendment and supported the National Rifle Association (NRA). His son, Reid, shares his hunting passion; hunting for the last time with his dad on December 28. Younger son, Brady, enjoyed golfing with his dad, a sport Larry began in college. He was employed by MHF Logistical Solutions

The family will receive friends Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral Services will be Sunday , January 20, 2013 at 2:00pm at Pine Orchard Baptist Church in Oakdale with Bro. Ronnie Nichols officiating. Body will lie in-state an hour in advance. Interment will follow in the Pine Orchard Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Beard, John Gates, Scott Dempsey, Chaz Hafner, Mike Redmon, Anthony Metler, Troy Monk and Brad McKeehan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pine Orchard Building Fund in Memory of Larry Cannon.
Pine Orchard Baptist Church, 119 Raymond Bingham Rd, Oakdale TN 37829.

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