Jack Cannon

July 27, 1945 - November 30, 2019

Jack Cannon

Jack Cannon, 74, of Beaumont, died on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was born on July 27, 1945, in Orange, to Ida Mae and Newton Wayland Cannon. 

Jack was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; and faithful servant to Christ. He was a United States Army Veteran, an avid golfer, and a faithful member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Jack served as a eucharistic minister and participated in Men of Jude, as well as on many ACTS retreats. He worked in sales for Straus Frank Co. and NAPA Auto Parts.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Hooks Cannon; daughters, Jill Cook and her husband, Lee, and Amy Briggs and her husband, John H; grandchildren, Maris Briggs and her fiancé’, Kyle Rathgeb, Emily Ross, and Mason Briggs; sisters, Pam Shelton and her husband, Larry, and Janell Cannon and her husband, Mark Ray; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Kim Tyler and Annette Spencer for their loving and compassionate care for the past seven years for Jack. 

A Christian Vigil for Mr. Cannon will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. His interment with military honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, with a reception to follow in Culotta Hall. 


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Christian Vigil
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
5:00 p.m. with Gathering of Family and Friends to follow until 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Interment with Military Honors
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (33)

  • Donald W Ames

    19 December 2019 at 17:08 | #

    Jack Cannon was a special man. We have just learned of his passing. We lived in Beaumont as neighbors from 1985-1990. After moving to Austin, we seldom got to see Jack & Diane. But when we did return to Beaumont & would see him at the Brentwood club, he always remembered us and greeted us with his loving smile. Jack was a loving man, a very special man who will live on with us in spirit. Jack is with our FATHER GOD/JESUS CHRIST in heaven I know smiling on Diane, his family and many friends. Jack has gone ahead and for those of us still here, Jack might remind all of. us...........
    "Rejoice; pray without ceasing; give thanks for everything; for this is GOD'S will for you through CHRIST JESUS." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    Don & Margaret Ames


  • Liz Sandell

    05 December 2019 at 21:02 | #

    I just heard about the passing of Jack, such a brave and positive man. Kind thoughts to you and the girls as you lean on each others with your wonderful memories.


  • Bobby & Phyllis pope

    05 December 2019 at 19:18 | #

    Dearest Diane, Amy, & Jill
    Our love & prayers are with you and your family. May the peace of God be with all of you .and your hearts be filled with precious memories of jack.


  • Carolyn S. Staples

    05 December 2019 at 00:08 | #

    Prayers and thoughts to my friend DIanne and family. I met Jack when I worked with Dianne. A great genuine faithful person and loving his family and friends. I remember him telling me he was finally gonna retire. Such a pleasant person, as he begins his new journey and celebration of life, that he will never be forgotten in all hearts! Love you Dianne.....


  • Wayne Brown

    04 December 2019 at 23:51 | #

    May the Peace of The Lord be with Jack and the Cannon family. I remember Jack from our school days as a fine person and friend..
    Wayne Brown
    Destrehan LA


  • Linda Hasha

    04 December 2019 at 18:33 | #

    Diane, Jill and Amy I am so sorry for your loss, i have such great memories of time spent with all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you .


  • Toye Babb

    04 December 2019 at 05:04 | #

    May the love of family and friends give you comfort.
    May the love of God give you peace..


  • Sue Calhoun

    04 December 2019 at 02:37 | #

    My heart goes out to all Jack’s friends and family. I am sure you miss him already. Every memory I have of Jack and Diane I treasure. What a wonderful family.. Please except my love and condolences at this time.


  • Sarah & Tom Brandow

    03 December 2019 at 23:18 | #

    We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with Jack & Diane.. His beautiful smile will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all and I know he is singing & dancing in Heaven!


  • Nancy and Ann Bennett

    03 December 2019 at 22:51 | #

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was a wonder man ❤❤


  • Kenny Griffith

    03 December 2019 at 18:47 | #

    Diane and Family, I wanted to express my deepest sorrow for the unfortunate loss of your husband, Jill and Amy's dad and their family's. I'm know that he will be greatly missed. Diane I regret not having been able to spend time with you and Jack after we reconnected. Jack's acceptance of his circumstances and his positive attitude were remarkable. Somehow words never seem enough in difficult times like these but just knowing that you have the love of family and friends will hopefully help you all in moving forward. God Bless You and Your Family


  • Jack Farris

    03 December 2019 at 18:01 | #

    Janie añd I already feel a large void in our lives. May God bless your family and your extended family and especially you Diane. You truly lived your vows. Jack will be missed.


  • Aline Haas Broussard

    03 December 2019 at 17:18 | #

    The Cannon Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, Even though I did not know him personally , My daughter Lezlie kept me informed of his illness. Amy was a friend. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
    Aline Haas Broussard


  • Barbara & Tommy Leicht

    03 December 2019 at 14:18 | #

    Diane, Barbara and I are so sorry to hear about Jack. We have always enjoyed our friendship. May His Soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, Rest-in peace, amen.


  • Donna jett

    03 December 2019 at 04:28 | #

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jack..praying you will find comfort in this very sad time ..


  • Carol and James Saxon

    03 December 2019 at 03:20 | #

    Our deepest sympathy about Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


  • Reed Nichols

    03 December 2019 at 02:48 | #

    Rest in peace my friend............


  • Glenda Kolb Woolwine

    03 December 2019 at 02:31 | #

    Jill I will say extra prayers for you and your family. I know you have many memories to cherish. Love, Glenda


  • Jerry Henderson

    03 December 2019 at 00:38 | #

    My heartfelt condolences going out to you, Diane and all the family. I didn't really know Jack until after his accident, but what a Christian man he was. He accepted his situation from his accident like no one I have ever seen. Never saw him without a smile or a laugh. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the hard days ahead. But, I know you will all be fine because of your strong Christian faith and knowing that Jack is walking in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. May God bless you all. Love you.


  • Mali and Michael Cole

    02 December 2019 at 20:51 | #

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you all and you are in our prayers. May God bless you with his mercy and grace.


  • Gene and Kathy Isabell

    02 December 2019 at 20:40 | #

    We wish to express our deep sympathy to Diane, Jill and Amy , Maris, Emily and Mason. What a wonder legacy Jack leaves behind, a beautiful family and a beautiful life. He will truly be missed..


  • Dionne & Billy Fontenot

    02 December 2019 at 19:27 | #

    Diane and Family,
    We loved getting to know you two on the last day of the cruise the St. Jude Travelers took many years ago. You and Jack were such a loving, kind, and sweet couple. I told my husband we were so blessed to have made friends with you that last day. May Jack rest in peace in God's arms and may you and your family find comfort during this difficult time.
    Dionne & Billy Fontenot


  • Clara Perino

    02 December 2019 at 18:21 | #

    So sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed getting to know you and Jack. He was always so upbeat and friendly, he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers for you,, Diane and family.. Love Clara


  • Rose Cormier

    02 December 2019 at 16:40 | #

    Dear Diane, I have so many good memories and photos of all our travels together. The Mo-Ped ride in Bermuda was so much fun. Hugs to Jill and Amy and precious little family that You and Jack have !! HUGS & LOVE and SEE YOU SOON !!


  • Joi D’Entremont

    02 December 2019 at 02:28 | #

    Dear Diane and family.
    I am so sorry to hear about Jack. Jack and your family have given the dentremont’s some the greatest memories. I can hear Jack laughing right now. HE was so funny and took being surrounded by you girls all in stride by playing a round of golf, you all are in our prayers. You hold a special place in my heart.


  • Felicia Simmons

    02 December 2019 at 01:28 | #

    I want to share my love to this family! My memories of Jack is him driving Diane down College St in his red corvette on a Saturday morning; loving his wife, children and grandchildren. Many of times he brought his grandkids to get haircuts from me when they were young; working hard to keep there yard groomed and pushing the vacuum in the house (as I recall); my latest memory of him was the past 7 years, cutting his hair at home after his tragic accident. I’ll never forget him puckering those lips for me to kiss him before I left! I’ll get to give him one last haircut and have closure tomorrow. Jack will always have a special place in my heart! I loved him dearly!


  • Sharon & Johnny Passmore

    02 December 2019 at 01:17 | #

    Our love & prayers are with all of you. Jack was a dear loving man. Always had a smile. Love you all. Sharon & Johnny Passmore


  • Sandra Martin

    02 December 2019 at 01:17 | #

    Diane, Jill & Family, Amy & Family..... So so sad on the lost of Jack.. He was one of the best! So many tears as I see this picture but so many great memories of all of us together and I will forever hold them in my ♥️ heart..... Love you all so much and may his soul Rest In Peace....


  • Connie Mabry

    02 December 2019 at 00:55 | #

    Words are not sufficient to express our sorrow for you and your family. Jack was truly God's servant. He was an inspiration to all who had the good fortune to know him.
    May God give you peace and comfort and may your good memories sustain you in the days to come. Love. Charlie and Connie


  • Kelly Simon

    02 December 2019 at 00:48 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!


  • Jerome

    02 December 2019 at 00:30 | #

    My heart-felt condolences to Diane, Jill and Amy. Also to the rest of the family. Jack was a gentle soul and touched so many lives. It's quite evident on social media. ❤❤❤


  • Carole & Dick Marsh

    02 December 2019 at 00:07 | #

    Our love & deepest sympathy to Diane, Jill,, Amy & all the family. Jack was such a fine man with a kind heart & a wonderful attitude. His life was such an inspiration to us & to so many others. He lived his life with such dignity & grace. He will certainly be missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of those whose lives he touched. May God bless all of you with peace , strength & courage. Love you.


  • Caran Courville Lindsey

    01 December 2019 at 23:18 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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