Dell Ray Cannon, age 82, of Bell, FL, passed away on July 14, 2020 at NFRMC in Gainesville, FL. He was born on November 3, 1937 to parents, William Manny and Beulah Weeks Cannon in Bell, FL and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Cannon retired as a Phosphate Dragline Operator and was a longtime member of Bell Baptist Church. He loved gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was president of Jennings Lake Cemetery Committee.
Mr. Cannon is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Clark Cannon. He is survived by his wife, Ray Arenette Cannon of Bell, FL; his daughter, Shona Kay Gadde of Plant City, FL; his son, Dell Ray Cannon of Bell, FL; his sisters, Yvonne C. Martin of Bell, FL, Karen C. Wasson of Chiefland, FL and Kathy C. Spears of Bell, FL; his brother, Wallace Cannon of Bell, FL; his grandchildren, Christina Cannon Trinity, Michael Gadde, Kieran Cannon Bryan, Erica Gadde Giles, and Mariah Cannon Amundson and his great-grandchildren, Avery Bryan, Astrid Trinity, Avonlea Bryan and Augustus Trinity-Bedford.
The family will receive friends at Watson Funeral Home on Monday evening, July 20, 2020 between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. A Graveside Service for Mr. Cannon will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Jennings Lake Cemetery with Pastor Derek Lee officiating.