Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blessed are the peacemakers,..

Mr. Edward Glenn Cannon, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012.  He was 86 years old.

Mr. Cannon, was a native and longtime resident of Greenville.

He was  a veteran of World War II,  and served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific and the Philippines.

For ten years after the war, he was employed with the Dixie Motor Company in Williamston.

In 1956 he began working with the City of Greenville Police Department. He served here for 29 years,  the last 12 years as the Chief of Police.

Chief Cannon had been a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church since 1969.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Leggett Cannon in 2009.
Surviving are daughters, Reneé Cannon Pruett and husband, Jay, and Ramona Cannon Rose and husband, Bert, all of Havelock; brother, Jimmie B. Cannon and wife, Peggy, of Greenville; sister, Pauline Harrell of Greenville; granddaughters, Stephanie Ayers, Suzanne Jackson, Mary Glenn Dinger and Caroline Rose; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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