In Memoriam: William (Bill) Howard Cannon
William (Bill) Howard Cannon died at home surrounded by his family on May 22, 2020 in Oak Island, North Carolina.
Bill was born in Winston Salem on May 25, 1939. He was the son of the late Howard Lee Cannon and Polly Bumgarner. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cannon, and they were blessed to celebrate 59 years of marriage. Bill and Linda had three children – Harrison who is the father to two sons, Alden and Roman Brandt-Cannon; Allison and her husband Chris Leeming; and Jeffrey and his wife Ginger.
After graduating from Davidson College, Bill served in the United States Army for two years. He attended University of North Carolina Law School and practiced law in Charlotte, North Carolina for 50 years. Bill and Linda resided in their Lake Norman home for 34 years and attended Davidson College Presbyterian Church, where Bill served as an elder.
In retirement, Bill and Linda settled in the North Carolina coastal town of Oak Island. Bill’s love of fishing was only surpassed by his love of God, family, and friends. Bill is also survived by two brothers, Tom Cannon and wife Scottie of Black Mountain, North Carolina and Robert Cannon and wife Vickie of Greensboro, North Carolina, along with several nieces and nephews and their children.
A memorial service and celebration of Bill’s life is planned for July in Oak Island. Memorials may be made to Davidson College Presbyterian Church, PO Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036 and to Davidson College, PO Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035-7170.