Bryan Allen Cannon

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Bryan Allen Cannon

May 04, 1962 - September 03, 2018

Bryan Allen Cannon, 56, of Georgetown, went to be with the Lord at 8:44 a.m. Monday, September 3, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.
He was born May 4, 1962, in Urbana, Ill., at Mercy Hospital, the son of George Allen and Ruby (Rouse) Cannon.
He was married to Connie Louise Dreher on September 17, 1988, at First Church of Christ in Georgetown, where he was an active member and baptized, as well as taught the 4- and 5-year-olds in Sunday School, along with his wife, Connie, early in their marriage.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Connie; his daughter, Emily Louise Cannon; a sister, Theresa (Richard) Johnson of Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill Cannon.
He graduated from Georgetown High School in 1980 and then graduated from DACC in 1984 with a degree in Conservation and Parks Management and Physical Education. He was employed by the National Parks Service at the Everglades National Park in Homestead, Fla., as a park ranger where he worked highway patrol on the 50 miles of roadway inside the park. On weekends, he worked as boat patrol in Florida Bay out of Key Largo Ranger Station. Bryan later worked for the State of Illinois as a correctional officer in the Danville Correctional Center for 27 years and retired May 31, 2012.
Bryan was known far and near for his absolute honesty and sturdiness of purpose as a husband and father. He was kind, loving and caring and shared the joys and sorrows of life with his wife and daughter. As a neighbor, he was the soul of honor and many sought his counsel, and few doubted his word. He was an avid Illini fan going to many football and basketball games with his father-in-law, Ed Dreher, and Ed's good friend, Gary Knight.
He enjoyed the outdoors, mushroom hunting, fishing, hunting, nature photography, collecting Christmas ornaments, arrowheads and Indian artifacts. He was known statewide for his numismatic knowledge and collecting. Bryan also enjoyed observing deer at Forest Glen. He enjoyed listening to Country and Western music and music from the 1970s and 1980s while sitting on his back porch in the summer and watching the hummingbirds in the lilac bush and spending time with his wife and daughter.
A celebration of Bryan's life will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown, with Phil Miller officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Forest Park Cemetery, Georgetown.
Please join his family in sharing memories, photos and videos through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on September 5, 2018
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Sunday September 09, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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200 E West St, Georgetown, IL

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Monday September 10, 2018

11:00 PM

Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home

200 E West St, Georgetown, IL 61846

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Cathy Schulte
Sep 12, 2018
I will miss you greatly dear friend. I have seen you at your best and at your worst but you were always smiling. No goodbyes just until we meet again.
Kellie Petersen
Sep 06, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Bryan's passing. It was my pleasure working with Bryan for 20 years at the prison. He has always been a good friend to me.