William Durwood “Billy” Cannon, Jr., 63, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020.
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Billy, a native of Pitt County, was a graduate of North Pitt High School and Pitt Community College. He was employed in the Division of Highways-Construction Department with the NC Department of Transportation for many years.
Billy was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Cannon, his father, William Durwood “Billy” Cannon, Sr., step-father, Alden Dale Shaut, and step-sister, Lisa S. Cosper.
He is survived by his daughters, Crystal Cannon Wade and husband, Collin, of Greenville and Amanda Cannon Hardison and husband, Chris, of Winterville; the mothers of his children, Patricia Bowen and Janet Cannon, both of Greenville; his mother Barbara Vandiford Shaut of Greenville; brother, Patrick Arthur Cannon of Greenville; sister, Kathy Ann Cannon of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law, Amy Waddell Cannon of Chapel Hill; step-sister, Robin S. Conyers and husband, Wayne, of Raleigh; step-brother, Robert Michael “Bobby” Shaut and wife, Rita, of Wake Forest; niece, Alison Cannon Cox of Des Arc, Arkansas and nephew. Christopher Ivan Cannon of Chapel Hill; one great nephew and two great nieces; a number of step-nieces and nephews and cousins; two very special friends, Randy Warren and Johnny Stallings; and many other dear friends.
Billy grew closer to Jesus through many spiritual leaders who contributed to his walk with the Lord and he is with God today. His biggest asset was his heart. His heart always remained open and full of love for others. He was the most forgiving and generous person towards anyone he met. For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. John 3:16
A public graveside committal service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM in Pinewood Memorial Park followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 5 PM at The River of Grace Fellowship, 6495 US HWY 264 E Greenville NC 27834. If you need directions, call (252) 717-2873. Flowers and cards are welcome as a memorial to Billy.