James Cannon Obituary (2021) – Bunkerville, Nv, NV
Bunkerville, NV – On Monday March 8, 2021, James (Jim) Ray Cannon, of Bunkerville, Nevada, passed away at the age of 53 in St. George, Utah with his family by his side. He was born on October 24, 1967 to James and Lydia (Aragon) Cannon in Winnemucca, Nevada. Jim spent his childhood having adventures with friends and siblings in the neighborhood and beyond. He graduated from Albert M. Lowry High School in Winnemucca, Nevada. While there, he was a wrestling Nevada state champion. He continued his education at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Jim served in the US Air Force from 1988 to 1992 during Operation Desert Shield. In 1998, he married Shaquel Andrus in St. George, Utah. They settled in Bunkerville, Nevada.
Jim really enjoyed the time spent with his family and worked hard to provide a good life for his wife and children. He worked as an electrical foreman. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He was known to call his friends and family on his commute to work, always wanting to know how everyone was doing and what the breaking news was. He was also known to help everyone. He always helped his friends and neighbors, young and old. It was not uncommon to see neighborhood children come to his house asking for help fixing a bicycle or a flat tire. He would drop anything he did to help them. Jim was an amazing mechanic and electrician. Skills he learned from his father Jim. He loved to build and work alongside his kids on VWs, buggies, motorcycles and basically anything that had an engine or engine. He loved teaching them how to rebuild a car and change a tire. He was a great example of a hard worker and instilled this work ethic in his children. Jim was a supportive father to his children. He attended many sporting, running and dancing events. He has taken many motorcycle and camping trips with his friends and family. Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and guide. Jim was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served in several callings, including Sunday School President, Sunday School Presidency member, Sunday School teacher, and Home Teacher. He will be remembered for his playful sense of humor, his smile and his adventurous and kind spirit.
Jim is survived by his wife Shaquel, children; Cody (Shantel) Cannon, Kolina Cannon, Jimmy Cannon and Briana Bennett, Kylie, Rudy, Savannah, Asia, father James (Janice) Cannon, brother Gary (Annie) Cannon, sisters Nancy (William) Swindle, Paula (Troy) ) Walker, Jennifer (Garrett) Noles, Stephanie (Jeremiah) Lee and four grandchildren; Zayger and Wrevin Cannon, and Kiara and Adalynn Klunker. He was predeceased by his mother, Lydia, and his brother, Andy.
There will be a visitation on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Mesquite LDS Stake Center, 100 N. Arrowhead Lane, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and another on Saturday March 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., same building, with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Bunkerville Cemetery after the service, 650 Canal Street, Bunkerville, NV.
The family invites you to leave a message or a souvenir in their guestbook at www.viergevalleymortuary.com.
Published by Desert Valley Times March 10-12, 2021.