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 www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.