Lonnie Craig Cannon
|Posted 2023-01-21 by mhenderson|
|Published by The miner on Jan. 20, 2023 -|
Kingman, Arizona -
Lonnie Craig Cannon, born Nov. 5, 1951 passed away peacefully in his
sleep at the Prescott VA hospital on Jan. 3, 2023, with his wife at his
side and his family nearby, after a long, painful, difficult and heroic
struggle against cancer, having originally been a 22-year cancer
Although he was born in Lawndale, California, his family raised him in
Phoenix and then Flagstaff. While attending Coconino High School he was
a guard on the football team and third baseman for his first love,
baseball, until a knee injury. As an adult, he helped form and played on
many softball teams, and in later years he would be a coach in Kingman
for the Little League and soccer.
In the early 1970s he joined the Marines and was stationed in
California. After discharge he moved to a job at the Grand Canyon
Airport with his young family, attended NAU and became a firefighter
before going back to California. Later he returned to Mohave County to
be near his parents who’d retired in Golden Valley, taking diverse jobs
over the years, from shift manager for the Bullhead City airport to
cashier at Meteor Crater.
He loved sports but his main passion all his adult life was his
photography. He should have been a professional; his landscapes are
stunning and could easily be published in Arizona Highways! He also very
much enjoyed camping and fishing, and taking his family to many National
Parks and National Monuments.
Preceding him in death are his parents, William and Dorothy (Baker)
Cannon; his first wife, Julie (Castile); and one nephew.
Surviving him are his children Adam and Timothy Cannon, Heather (Ed)
Buckreis and her children Ashlyn, Tristan, and Brianna; his widow Donna
Lee, his beloved sister Dawn; brothers George, Lorry and Michael; and
many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
A small memorial service will be held on Jan. 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the
Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo, near Flagstaff.
Please send a small donation in his name to the cancer research charity
of your choice. Thank you.
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