The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

July 29, 2013

James W. Canon

EDMOND — James W. “Papa Jim” Canon, 90, of Oklahoma City, Okla., departed this life to join his heavenly father on July 26, 2013. He was born January 12, 1923, in Hinton, Okla., to Charles G. and Ruth Lowry Canon. Jim played tennis and basketball at El Reno Junior College. Jim was a Beta Theta Phi at the University of Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jim was a district land manager with Hunt Oil Company for 37 years.

Jim was drawn to the happier side of life, quick witted and fun-natured. He had an engaging smile and personality. Jim emphasized family first. He was a longtime member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, attending the Joy class, and participating in Meals on Wheels.

Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Alice Davis Canon; father, Charles G. Canon; and mother, Ruth Lowry Canon.

He is survived by sister Lillian Canon Boland; daughter Deborah Davis Vogt; sons James Charles Canon and William Louie Canon; eight grandchildren, John Vogt, Ashley Vogt Vasek, Hillary Vogt, Elizabeth Canon, Samantha Canon, Thomas Canon, Lindsey Canon and Alissa Canon; great granddaughter, Nora Elise Vogt.

Jim loved all sports, and was an avid tennis player with competitive state rankings. He was a huge University of Oklahoma Sooner fan and supporter. He and his wife were longtime Sooner Football fans, attending home games for over 40 years. He was supportive of family and friends beyond measure. Jim is loved by all those who had the good fortune of meeting him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 30, at Smith and Kernke Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, with internment to follow.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • loeb allan upload.jpg Allan David Loeb

        Al Loeb, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Springfield, Ill., passed away Easter morning, April 20, 2014 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gracie Mae Gibson

        Funeral services for Gracie Mae Gibson, 85, of Edmond, Okla., will be noon on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Belpre Township Cemetery in Belpre, Kan., under the direction of Bryant Funeral Home.

    April 23, 2014

  • Freda Bell Gambill

        Freda Bell Gambill,  90, of Guthrie, Okla., passed away April 20, 2014 at Willow Creek Health Care in Guthrie. She was born December 7, 1923 in Texas to Omar and Orpha Yates.

    April 21, 2014

  • Wilma Hefton upload.jpg Wilma June Hefton

        Wilma June Hefton passed away April 16, 2013. She was born February 20, 1930 in Bartlesville, Okla. to Buster and Opal (Black) Sevier.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harold Wolave upload.jpg Harold N. Wolaver

        Harold N. Wolaver died peacefully while in hospice care at Autumn Leaves of Edmond, Okla. on April 15, 2014, following recovery from a stroke and heart disease.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Young upload.jpg George Edgar Young

        George Edgar Young, 69, passed away April 15, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen LaBissoniere upload.jpg Helen LaBissoniere

        Helen Marguerite Driscoll LaBissoniere, affectionately known as “Nanny” or “Nan”, 84, of Meriden, Conn. and Edmond, Okla., went to heaven on April 12, 2014 with family by her side.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carmelo Perez

        Carmelo Perez, 89, of Edmond, Okla., joined his Heavenly Father on April 15, 2014.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lee Hunt upload.jpg Lee P. Hunt

        Lee P. Hunt was born February 28, 1939 in Muskegon, Mich. to Philip and Ruth Stromsta Hunt. He was the oldest of four boys (Lee, Gale, Gary and Craig) and was preceded in death by Gale and Gary.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joiner upload.jpg Kaytie Lenée Joiner

        Kaytie Lenée Joiner (the future Mrs. Nicholas Cooper), 27, of Edmond, Okla. passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo