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Dellas Binklin Cannon
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1914
Earlsboro
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1996
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Dellas was the second child born to Charley and Lela Cannon. He had an older brother and two younger sisters and a baby brother. Dellas grew up helping on the family farm. He graduated from high school about 1932. Jobs were scarce in Oklahoma. He eventually moved to New York to work.

On a trip home in 1940, Dellas was introduced to the love of his life--Audrey Gentry. The couple was married before he had to leave for the European front with the U. S. Army. Upon returning at the end of the war, he first tried to work on a factory line in New York and then re-enlisted. He made a career of the Army, fought not only in WWII but also Korea, retired from the Army, and then joined the CIA in West Germany.

Audrey and their three children were by his side during most of his assignments, occasionally returning to Waco, Texas, when they could not move with him. About 1970 Dellas retired and returned to Waco, Texas. But he grew restless and went to TSTI to get a degree in water technology. After graduation, he worked for the City of Dallas Water Department. In 1979 he retired again, and he and Audrey returned to their home in Waco. He and Audrey enjoyed retirement. He had a little garden, and she had her baking and sewing.

In July 1996 Dellas died of a stroke in Waco. Audrey moved to Carrollton to live near a daughter and son-in-law; but lived only four months longer than Dellas. They were both buried in Waco.


Biography written by Lynn All rights reserved. The biography, in part or in whole, may not be modified, copied, distributed, or posted to any other website without contributor's prior, expressed written consent.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Charlie Binklin Cannon (1889 - 1959)
  Lela May Honaker Cannon (1893 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Audrey Alice Gentry Cannon (1912 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Michael Dell Cannon (1943 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlie Deloss Cannon (1912 - 1979)*
  Dellas Binklin Cannon (1914 - 1996)
  Jewel May Cannon King (1916 - 2000)*
  Robert Allen Cannon (1925 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waco Memorial Park
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Feb 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33835389
Dellas Binklin Cannon
Added by: Lynn
 
 
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I thought of you on your birthday this year, Daddy. Can you believe that you would have been 100!
- Lynn
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014
George and I miss you very much, Daddy!
- Lynn
 Added: Aug. 17, 2011
Miss you, Daddy!
- Lynn
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010
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