|Death: ||Jul. 2, 2005|
Departed this life July 2, 2005, Mr. Thomas Cannon Sr. of Richmond. He is survived by two sons, Thomas Jr. (Jennifer) and Calvin Cannon (Mary); 11 grandchildren, two devoted, LaTanya Cannon and Milaka Rose; several great-grandchildren, several nieces; several nephews, one devoted, Alan Cannon; other relatives and friends, devoted, Katie Bryant, Joe Epps, Gary Fenchuk, Rachel Hargrove, Margaret Lawrence, Melvin Rose, Annie Sims, Jill Ward, and Sandy Waugaman. Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where the family will receive friends Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held Thursday, 12 noon. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice.
Obituary, Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 6, 2005.
Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Aug 03, 2005
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