In Loving Memory

Charles James Cannon

March 13, 1935 - November 20, 2022

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Friday Dec 2nd  11:30 am

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Charles James Cannon, 87, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away at home on Sunday, November 20, 2022, in Daphne, AL.

Charles was born in Marion, Alabama on March 13, 1935.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force.  Charles played professional baseball for the Chicago American Giants of the Negro Leagues.  He worked at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama and was transferred to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Naval Depot. He was a member of Keystone Golf Club in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He retired from the United States Postal Service after many years of service. He was a golf ambassador for Rock Creek Golf Course in Fairhope, Alabama and Timber Creek Golf Course in Spanish Fort, Alabama.  In his spare time, Charles enjoyed painting and working in the yard at home, as well as fixing and inventing things.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Indania Cannon; father, Percy Scott, Sr.; and siblings, Gladys Wyatt (Edwin) and Percy Scott, Jr; grandparents, Charles Cannon, I and Cecilia Cannon.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary L. Cannon; son, Tony Lemar Cannon of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren, Antonio Cannon, Kristofor Cannon, Raechelle Sawyers and Victor Sawyers; 23 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosa D. Grafton (Tom, deceased) of Detroit, MI, Maxine (George) Sanders of Birmingham, AL, Veronica (Cleophus E.) Newberry of Birmingham, AL, Geraldine (Frank) Long of Birmingham, AL, Katherine (Dr. Groesbeck) Parkham, serving in Africa, Dr. Christine (Dr. Kahlil) Demonbreun of Orangeburg, SC, Former State Legislature, Roderick Scott, and additional brothers and sisters that he lovingly embraced; sister-in-law, Karen Moss Scott (Percy, deceased) of Atlanta, GA; his best friends, Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Sheila Kelly; daughter-in-caring and God, Cindy Dixon; childhood friends, Mr. Leonard Payne, Mr. Henry “Hank” Aaron, all of his dear friends from Mobile, AL, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL. There will be a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:30AM. Interment will follow the service at 1;30 PM at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Maxine Scott Sanders

    To Mary and Tony may God give you the strength you need at this time. Rest in peace my brother for a life well lived.

  2. Scott Taylor

    Thoughts and prayers with you Mary and the family. You took such good care of him. Going to miss sitting out back with him. Some great talks about golf and life in general. Very fortunate to have known him.

  3. Raechelle and King Sawyers

    To the Family I could not make the services but I send my deepest condolences to the family and my dad Tony Cannon. Love you All

  4. Anthony Wyatt

    I am praying for Aunt Mary and my cousin Tony., I love them so much. Rest in peace Uncle Charles,

  5. Jackie Carolus Wertz

    Cannon I am so sorry to have learned of Your loss! He was a good man with a wonderful wife and son who I am very sure took such good care of him. Love and miss you!


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