Troy- Ernest (June) Cannon Jr., 90, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, November 20, 2020. Born in Hardburly, Kentucky he was the son of the late Julia and Ernest Cannon Sr.
He worked at Ford Motor Company for over 35 years. He enlisted and served as corporal in the US Air Force in 1948. In October, of 1952, he was honorably discharged. Belonging to the Rod and Gun Club, his passion was in fishing and hunting. He had a heart of gold and was a prodigy of God who blessed him with talents of creativity. Give him a piece of wood and he would create a masterpiece; give him a knife and he would create a superb meal. He would have told you that his strength and perseverance was the result of living and growing up in a community of coal miners.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cannon, children La'Taunya French of Waterford, JuneAllyson Osman of Troy; Linda Riveria of Charlotte, NC; Ernest Cannon III, and Jinaki (Nikki) Cannon of Lansingburgh. Siblings Robert Cannon of Las Vegas, NV; Marjorie Sims of Troy., 18 Grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by his brothers Benjamin; J.C. and Johnnie Cannon also his daughter Kim French.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 12pm-2pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, NY 12189. A funeral ceremony will begin at 2pm at the funeral home.
Gathering size, within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels.
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