Gilbert Cannon

Gilbert Cannon

MANSFIELD – Gilbert Allen "Gil" Cannon, 65, of Mansfield passed away at 1:07 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 17, 2013) at his residence.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Mansfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Sharon Monroe officiating. Inurnment will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Carle Cancer Center, Urbana.

Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Gilbert was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Xenia, a son of Robert and Helen Smith Cannon. He married Cindy Glee Osborne on Sept. 22, 1978, in Mahomet.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy G. Cannon of Mansfield; son, Michael Cannon of Mahomet; two daughters, Michelle Shoemaker of Mahomet and Stacie Cannon of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Cole, Kyle, Kayla and Gaige; two brothers, James Cannon of Urbana and Richard (Pam) Cannon of El Paso, Ill.; and one sister, Roberta (Mike) Matthews of Champaign.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Cannon; and sisters, Wanda Jording and Tina Cannon.

Gilbert retired from Kraft Foods, Champaign. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church.

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