OBITUARY ~ ROLLIE WAYNE CANNON
November 12, 1943 ~ May 07, 2012
Rollie Wayne CANNON, son of Bernard D. & Elowene I. (DUFF) CANNON, was born November 12, 1943 at Bedford, Iowa. Rollie
grew up at Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1962.
Rollie enlisted and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. After his time in the Guard, Rollie worked as a Police Officer
in Des Moines from 1967 to 1971. Rollie worked and retired as a Customs Agent with the U.S. Customs Dept. He graduated
from Drake University in Des Moines with a Bachelor in Criminal Science in 1992. Because of his work, Rollie lived in
several cities in the United States. After retiring, he lived the past 12 years in Oklahoma.
Rollie enjoyed golfing and loved his horses. He enjoyed horse-back riding and caring for his many dogs. Rollie enjoyed
to visit and looked forward to his coffee time with friends.
Rollie passed away at his home in Checotah, OK on May 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother
Survivors include his sons Jeff CANNON of Des Moines, Iowa and James CANNON of Rolling Meadows, IL; daughter Brandi
Michelle JONES of Kansas City; grandchildren Haley, Erin, Kristie, Nikkie, and Chloe; sister-in-law Jan CANNON of Mount
Ayr; niece Monica CLYMER of Mount Ayr and Kevin CANNON of Wood River, IL; special friend Sheri DANIELS of Checotah, OK;
several cousins, other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.
Visitation will be Monday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Funeral
mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Mount Ayr at 11:00 a.m. on Monday May, 14, 2012, with Fr. Glen WILWERDING officiating. Pianist was Peggy
WORTHINGTON. Pallbearer was Kevin Cannon. Military rites were by Ringgold Post #172 and Iowa Honor Guard Unit.
Interment was in the Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr is in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012
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