D. Harold Cannon: May 9, 2017

Published 4:19 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017

SAVANNAH — Mr. Dalton Harold Cannon, age 67, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away May 9, 2017, at Memorial Health University in Savannah, Georgia. He was born July 7, 1949, in Montezuma, Georgia, to the late Dalton Lucas Cannon and Christine Gilbert Cannon. He served as the Chief of Police for the Oglethorpe Police Department for 31 years.

In addition to his many years of public service, “Chief” enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, making cane syrup, cooking fish, and raising livestock. He was also a licensed pilot. His favorite times, however, were spent at the creek with his family around him.

He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65. He served his country in the U.S. Army, Airborne Division for six years and was in the Army Reserves.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia, with the Rev. Mark Poole and Chaplain Tim Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Ideal City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patsy Lynn Cannon of Oglethorpe, Georgia; a son and daughter-in-law: Wesley and Molena Cannon of Butler, Georgia; two daughters and sons-in-law: Julie and Todd Truman of Ideal, Georgia, and Ali and Will Purdy of Montezuma, Georgia; stepson and daughter-in-law: Bobby and Leigh Holloway of Ellaville, Georgia; stepdaughter and son-in-law: Virginia and Michael House of Americus, Georgia; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Joan Cannon of Montezuma, Georgia, and Larry and Cynthia Cannon of Ideal, Georgia; five grandchildren: Mikayla Cannon, Dalton Cannon, T.J. Page, Bella House, and Cason Holloway; six nieces and nephews: Charlie Cannon, Jr. (Sherry), Jamey Cannon (Angela), Sydney Hughes (Bobby), Jeff Connelly (Michelle), David Recker (Alexa) and Nicole Marino (Michael).

Friends may express condolences to the family and sign the online guestbook at www.watsonmathewsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65, P.O. Box 484, Montezuma GA. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Georgia, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.