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Samuel "Sammy" Atticus Cannon, 67, resident of 104 Arlington Lane, Gatewood Community husband of Judy Bowen Cannon passed away Saturday Feb. 17, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Sammy was born April 8, 1950 in Abbeville, SC a son of the late Luray Atticus Cannon and Helen Amanda Uldrick Cannon.
Sammy was a graduate of Abbeville High School and Piedmont Technical College where he earned a degree in Drafting. He was the Owner & Operator of S&J Piping Company and the former owner of MBC Construction Company. Sammy was an active member of Tranquil United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees within the church most recently serving as chair of the Finance Committee. Sammy loved the outdoors as he was an avid golfer and loved spending time at the beach. He was a very devoted family man as he loved all his children dearly. His eyes would especially light up when he and Judy were spending time spoiling their grandchildren. The true joy and love of his life was spending time with his beautiful wife Judy as they shared many good times and memories during their 17 years of marriage.
The family would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to Dr. James Bearden with Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg, SC for his loving care and attention to Sammy during his illness since 2013.
Survivors include his beloved wife Judy Bowen Cannon of the home; three daughters Kelli Stoddard (Ben) of Hendersonville, NC, Mandi Janezeck (Jason) of Virginia Beach, VA and Lesli Knabe (Duane) Simpsonville, SC; two step-sons Adam Smith (Rena) and Clint Smith all of Abbeville, SC; one step-daughter Brooke Smith of Abbeville, SC; his twin sister Susan Arnold of Boiling Springs, SC; ten grandchildren Kayleigh Smith, Alli Jefferson, Landon Smith, Maddison Smith, Braeden Cason, Walt Smith, L.C. Smith, Maci Smith, Jackson Knabe and Cannon Janezeck.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Cannon.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Tranquil United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Shawn Armstrong and Rev. Luke Mims officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville, SC. The family will be at the Cannon home, 104 Arlington Lane, Greenwood, SC.
The family will receive friends Monday evening Feb. 19, 2018 at the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home in Abbeville, SC from 5:00 until 7:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Sammy may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1990 Augusta St., #600 Greenville, SC 29605.
VisitationChandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620
Monday, February 19, 2018
5:00 until 7:30 PM
ServiceTranquil United Methodist Church
1702 McCormick Hwy.
Greenwood, SC 29646
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
IntermentLong Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville , SC 29620
Memorial ContributionsLeukemia and Lymphoma Society
1990 Augusta St. #600
Greenville, SC 29605
So sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to seeing Sam while working at The Links at Stoney Point.
David Madden Feb 20 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear that Sam illness and passing. I have always enjoyed seeing him whenever we ran into each other bidding on the same project or he and his company were helping us out on a project I had.Sam will be missed.David L. Moon
David L. Moon Feb 19 2018 12:00 AM
Judy, Susan and family. I am so sorry to hear of Sammy's passing but know he is in a better place with no pain. I have many memories of him and our days in school and on the bus.May God comfort and bless you all.
Bill Morrison Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
Judy ,So sorry to hear of Sammys passing. Praying for you and your family to find comfort as our Lord and savior holds you in the palm of his hand during this time. Sanford and Melinda Gray
Melinda Gray Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
Judy, My prayers are with you and your family. I will truly miss Sammy's smile & always upbeat personality. He was really missed at Tranquil today but felt he was there in spirit. Jean & Mike
Jean Nicholson Byrd Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
Judy,Praying for God's comfort for you and all the family during this most difficult time.Love to you, Demarice
Demarice Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
Judy and family, Please know that you are in our most sincere prayers during this difficult time of loss.Charles and Janine Fleming
Charles & Janine Fleming Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
So Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you
Betty Summer Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM
JudyOr prayers are with you and the family. as you know Sammy and I grew up together and was like brothers. He will be missed.Jerry and Wanda
Jerry McSwain Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM
Judy and Family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and days ahead.
Vickie Jernigan Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM