Terry Richards Cannon
unknown - January 26, 2011
Terry Richards "Coach" Cannon, 67, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center, from complications of injuries he sustained on August 22, 2010.
He was born January 24, 1944, in Spokane, Washington, a son of the late Richard Samuel and Patricia Ryan Cannon. Terry attended high school in Wood River, Illinois. He earned his B.S. from Central Methodist College in 1967 and his Masters in Education Administration from University of Missouri in 1980. Coach Cannon taught and coached at many schools throughout the state which include: Sweet Springs, Hardin Central, Salisbury, Hermann, Fulton, Northwest House Springs, and Blair Oaks (which he called his home). He was also principal at Spring Bluff, Athletic Director at Missouri Military Academy (MMA) and coached football at Webster Groves, MMA, Francis Howell, North Callaway and was in his third season as an assistant coach at Westminster College in Fulton. Terry was a member of MSTA, Missouri Football Coaches Association and Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He was nominated as the MOST Inspirational Teacher several times and also coached in the East/West All-Star Football and Baseball games in 1991. He is survived by his wife Pam; one daughter: Kris Weber (husband John) of Wardsville; two sons: Billy Cannon (wife Shelli) of Wardsville and Randy Cannon (wife Veronica) of Ballwin; step-daughter: Nikki White Warren (husband Clay) of Port Orange, Florida; six grandchildren: Alekzander, Mercedes and Chase Cannon and Katelyn, Jackson, and Samuel Weber, along with one grandchild on the way and one step-granddaughter, Aubree. He was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private family graveside services will be conducted at the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Terry's Life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jefferson City. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Terry Cannon Memorial Fund in c/o Central Bank. This will be a yearly scholarship for a Blair Oaks graduate. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com.