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William "Billy" Gene Cannon
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1933
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2007
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA

Billy was born Sept. 11, 1933, at Watts, Okla., one of nine children born to Caud and Grace (Parker) Cannon. He moved as a child with family to Hood River. He attended school at Odell and graduated from Wy'east High School in 1952.

On Feb. 21, 1953, he married Lettie (Turner) in Stevenson, Wash., and to this union were born four children. Shortly after their marriage, Billy enlisted and served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1953-55 during the Korean War.

Billy worked more than 36 years for the Hood River County shop; he started in 1962 as a lube man in the garage and retired as the shop foreman in 1998. He was quite the mechanic both professionally and at home; turning wrenches, welding or just tinkering he was always fixing or making something. His craftsmanship wasn't limited to just automotive feats but he was also an accomplished wood craftsman from building homes to creating special family keepsakes from driftwood. Billy was a "Jack of all trades and master of most."

In addition to his tinkering and creating he also enjoyed playing horseshoes and pool. He was an avid outdoorsman: camping, fishing on one of many trips to Kingsley Reservoir, deer and elk hunting around Heppner, Ore., and the family trips to the Oregon Coast at Seaside.

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  Lettie Leona Turner Cannon (1936 - 2011)*
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Idlewilde Cemetery
Hood River
Hood River County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Lori Cannon
Record added: Nov 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22651609
William Billy Gene Cannon
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- Lori Cannon
 Added: Nov. 4, 2007

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