|Birth: ||May 13, 1935|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2009|
Clifford O'Neal Canon was born May 13, 1935, at the Henrietta Attaberry Farm in Branch, Mo., to Virgil and Lorene Canon. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3, 2009, at Cox Walnut Lawn in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 73.
He is survived by his wife Ada, of the home; one daughter, Sherry, and her husband, Stan Welch of Mansfield, Mo.; two sons: Tim Canon and his wife, Margie, of Chicago and John Canon of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren: Steven Welch and his wife, Danina, of Chicago, Sumer Tripp and her husband Doug, of Mansfield, Mo.; Christian and Chase Canon of Kansas City, Mo.; four great grandchildren: Hannah, Haley, and Haven Tripp of Mansfield, Mo. and Van Welch of Chicago; one brother, Tom Canon and wife, Mary, of Sedalia, Mo.; two sisters: Shirley Starkey and husband, Jack, Patricia Willis and husband, Don, of Macks Creek, Mo.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lorene Canon and sisters, Clarice Charlton and Leota Willis.
Clifford's mother and grandmother prayed at his birth that he would be called into ministry. When Clifford received Christ as his personal Savior, he indeed felt the call of ministry on his life. To fulfill this call, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. and a Masters in Christian Education.
Clifford and his wife, Ada, successfully pastored Assemblies of God Churches in Missouri during their 33 years of ministry.
His ministry included being Pastor of his home church in Branch, Mo. He also was a church planter in Marshall, Mo., where he was pastor for nine years at Southside Assembly of God. A beautiful edifice was erected there for the Glory of God.
Clifford and Ada ended their Pastoral Ministry at First Assembly of God in Camdenton, Mo., where they were pastors for 14 years.
Clifford's ministry was noted for his great love for Christ, his compassion for people, his passionate prayer life, and his powerful preaching of God's word. God used his ministry with signs and wonders following.
The greatest love of his life was his wife of 54 years, Ada, who faithfully cared for him during his health struggles. He loved his family and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clifford loved his farm on Mill School Road and was known to have one of the greatest charolais herds in the country.
Although Clifford will be greatly missed by his family and friends, they are comforted by the knowledge that he is rejoicing today in the presence of the God he trusted, loved, and faithfully served while here on earth.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 7 in the Branch Assembly of God Church with Reverends Steven Welch, Stan Welch, Bill Baker and Gene Ekstrand officiating. Music soloists were Sumer Trip and Martha Patterson, Casket bearers were Christian Canon, Jeff Canon, Danny Cochran, Billy Starkey, Nathan Warstadt and Ronald Waterman.
Interment was in Stanton Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
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