Raymond Cannon 1952-2021
Raymond Lyle Cannon, 68, of Holton, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, at his home, with family by his side.
He was born May 22, 1952 in Axtell, the son of Donald Francis and Viola Maxine (Shuler) Cannon.
Raymond graduated from Wetmore High School in 1972. He worked for United Corporation in Topeka, Rockwell International in Atchison, Essex Wire in Pauline and BMB (Alamo) in Holton as a welder. Raymond also took pride in being an instructor for Hunter’s Safety in Jackson County for many years.
He married Nancy Susan Mick on July 7, 1972, in Holton; they celebrated more than 48 years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; daughter, Jennifer Crawshaw (James) of Topeka; two sons, Jeremy Cannon and Jeffrey Cannon (Anna), all of Holton; sister, Darlene Cannon of Goff; 13 grandchildren, Jesse, Colby, Chase, Logan, Baily, Wyatt, Daniel, Julia, Samuel, Nathan, Emmalee, Carson and Amelia; two great-grandchildren, Josiah and Jaycee and “one on the way” and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Viola Cannon; sister, Donna Jean Johnsen; and three brothers, Calvin, Carl and Richard Cannon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Raymond Cannon Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com