April 23, 2009
Don Cannon went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 19, 2009 after a long fought and courageous battle with cancer. Don was born on September 18, 1939 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Doyle and Minnie Cannon. His family moved to Big Spring, Texas in January, 1941. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1958.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Midland; one son, Donny and his wife Amelia of Grandfalls; one daughter, Debra and her husband Matt of San Antonio; two stepsons, Barry Keller of Hurst and Eric Keller and his wife Crystal of Fort Worth. He had 7 grandchildren, 2 "grandawgs," 4 great-grandchildren, 3 nephews, 3 nieces and many cousins and his two beloved cats, Penelope and Pasquale.
While in the hospital, Don always considered the doctors and nurses who took care of him on 4E as his "New Best Friends" and "Guardian Angels." He did say on many occasion with a smile on his face, that all those who took such good care of him could have met at a more fun place other than the cancer wing of the hospital. He visited with them on a regular basis after leaving the hospital just to let them know how important all of them had become to him and his family.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial contributions be made to the Midland College Foundation Nursing Scholarship, in honor of the nurses who cared for Don. You can call the Foundation office at (432) 685-4526 for more information. If you wish to make an online donation, visit Give a Gift or, you can mail your donation to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD • MIDLAND, TX 79705