He lived his final years at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, prior to Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina, Bob resided for a short time at a retirement home in North Florida. He returned to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, after its reconstruction and refurbishment.
Bob was born to Bernie and Mattie (Pat) Kannon, June 9, 1918, in Winter Garden, Fla. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1937 until 1949. He then joined the U.S. Army and served from 1949 to 1958. He carried the life’s lessons and patriotism he learned while serving his country with him throughout his life, as his friends and family will attest.
BD, as he often was referred to by his friends and family, was a world traveler and a musician. He had a passion for classical music, was a voracious reader, philosopher, horseman and avid outdoorsman, and loved his family, friends and life with all its beauty and wonders. His stories were legendary, and, whenever asked if the story was true, he would reply, “It is within the realm of possibilities.”
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Sally, and his sisters, Carrie Graph, Bessie Pounds, Laura Hannon and Dixie English.
He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, including Bonnie Wallace, of Clermont, Mike English and his wife, Carol, of Tampa, Amy Roberts, of Jupiter, and Candyce Serafin and her husband, Ed, of New Tazewell, Tenn.; as well as many great-nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at Pleasant Mount Cemetery, with arrangements handled by Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, Cumberland, Tenn.
For information, please call Amy Roberts, at (561) 379-7030, or Candyce Serafin, at (561) 222-6716.
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