Oldin Foster Cannon
Oldin Foster Cannon, 92, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022. He was born on August 2, 1929, in Shelbyville, to Eunice Taylor Cannon and George F. Cannon. Oldin proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Cannon graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1946 and enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. He served a three-year tour of duty with the Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific.
After he returned from the army, he went to Lamar University and graduated in 1954 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He then went to work for Sun Pipeline Company and Sunoco, Incorporation for thirty-six years and retired in January 1991.
Mr. Cannon and his wife, Helen, volunteered in lay outreach service ministries, including participation in prison ministries, in both Texas State and Federal Prison systems. He also volunteered at the Hardin County Christian Care Center for twenty-seven years.
Survivors include his son, Patrick Cannon and his wife, Diane; sister, Marilyn Lout and her husband, Kenneth; and brother, Robert Cannon and his wife, Wanda; and grandchildren, Joshua Cannon, Brian Taylor, Heather Brazier, Amber Callahan, Bethany Cannon, Kandice Ciotti, and Katelyn Murphy. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Cannon; son, George Cannon; brothers, William Cannon and James Cannon; and two nephews, James Neil Cannon and Randy Lout.
The interment of his cremated body will be held at Cannon Family Cemetery, Shelbyville, at a later date.
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