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Donald James Cannon

June 26, 1947 — September 6, 2022

Plainwell, MI

Donald James Cannon

Donald James Cannon Jr, of Plainwell, MI passed away on Tuesday,  September 6, 2022 at the age of 75. Donald was born on June 26, 1947, in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Donald and Jean Cannon.

It’s with a heavy heart, that I have to inform you we suddenly lost the most amazing man, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather this world has known.

Don was a lifelong farmer, as well as baker, truck driver, restaurant owner, horse racer, and drag racer. He was also the one true old time animal whisperer, He loved to fish, spend time with his animals and family on our family farm.

For the one’s of us that were blessed enough to have met him. We are better people now because we met him.

He taught us all so much about life and the old ways. Like back in the day, you didn’t need a contract all you had was your handshake and your word. Because if you couldn’t back up your word or your handshake you were no man at all.

Our father was preceded in death by his father Donald Cannon, his mother Jeane Dare, his brother Dale Cannon, and his niece Lanni Sauerman and Betsy Cannon. He is survived by his brothers, James Cannon, Mark Cannon, sisters Donna Jean Tucker, Geannie, and Dawn Sauerman, his ex-wife Arlene Douglass, daughters Ann Edwards and Cheryl Hunter, son Troy Cannon, grandkids Tyler Edwards, Toby Edwards, Harley Hollon, Ciearria Hunter, Blayke Hunter, Narissa Cannon, Cole Cannon, Noah, Cameron, Carly and Alix McKay, great granddaughter Amelia Grace Hunter.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

While at please take time to sign his guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. 

The Cannon family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881

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