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Irving Thomas Cannon, III

November 6, 1962 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 54)
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Mr. Irving Thomas Cannon, III passed away unexpectedly as the result of an accident on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  He was 54 years old.


Mr. Cannon was born on November 6, 1962 in Salisbury, MD to the late Irving T. Cannon, Jr. and Joyce Ann Hudson Longfellow who survives him.  In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a son, Thomas James Cannon in 2015 and two brothers Timothy Gerald Cannon and Matthew Lee Cannon.


Irving worked as a serviceman in the heating and air business.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching sports, especially watching the Redskins.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.


He is survived by his mother, Joyce Longfellow and her companion Hershel Edwards of Laurel, DE; a brother, Mark Todd Cannon and his companion Tammy Lathbury of Pocomoke City, MD; a sister Donna Ann Powell and her husband Christopher of Millville, DE; two grandchildren, Jesse James Cannon and Jordyn Lee Ann Cannon; eight nieces and nephews, Holly Lathbury, Courtney Wise, Hunter Powell, Tyler Powell, Mark Todd Cannon, Jeannie Lathbury, Jeremy Simmons and Katelyn Mae Ann Cannon.  He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may call from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM for viewing and visitation.  Burial will be private.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK  73123.



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Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

 Service Information

November 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Funeral Service
November 3, 2017

7:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment

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