Gordon Cannon Jr., Obituary

Gordon Cannon, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on Sunday, November 10, 1946 to Gordon Cannon Sr. and Lenoa Eve Kline in Mena, Arkansas.


Gordon served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. After Vietnam he married Patricia Boehler having one Daughter Bridgett and step Daughter Fonda Miller (husband Jeff). Gordon went on to obtain his electrician license, heating and air license and votech in De Queen, AR. Gordon built CB radios and antennas for friends and customers all over the world (literally out of the United States).


Gordon loved life and was a simple man who had a small circle. He stayed in contact with close friends Billy Chandler and Donna Hankins. His daughter Bridgett was his rock.. raising her from age 4 yrs old they went through and enjoyed many years of life together. Gordon loved his family having always missed his parents, sister Ruby and brother Ray. Gordon read his Bible from front to back many times and was a believer of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Gordon suffered from PTSD from 1970 on before the Dr’s knew what PTSD was. He was a believer in therapy.


He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lawrence Ray Cannon; and one sister, Ruby Cannon Peters.


He is survived by his daughter, Bridgett Kesterson of Mena; two sons in Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Michael Kesterson of Oklahoma and Steven Kesterson of Mena; seven great grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, Jacie, Ethan, Brooklyn, Marly, and Judson; several nephews and nieces, Lauri and Bob Dunn of Mena, Christie and Scott Lyles of Cove, Melton Cannon of Mena, and Darren Cannon of Mena; special lifelong friends, Donna Martin Hankins and husband; and a host of other relatives and friends.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.


9-2-22 3:21 PM KAWX.ORG