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Royce Watkins Cannon Jr.

January 18, 1940 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 78)

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SERVICES

Viewing
Monday
January 22, 2018

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
LDS Church (415 W. Apple St)
415 W Apple St
Grantsville, UT 84029

Funeral Service
Monday
January 22, 2018

11:00 AM
LDS Church (415 W. Apple St)
415 W Apple St
Grantsville, UT 84029


Royce Watkins Cannon Jr. passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018 on his 78th birthday surrounded by his family. Roy was born on January 18, 1940 to Royce Sr. and Corrine Cannon in Alabama. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama with his older sister Eloise, where at a young age he joined the United States Army. During this time he served two tours in Vietnam, obtained the rank of Sergeant First Class and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1963, Roy married his sweetheart Dorothy Baumgartner and had two daughters, Robin and Darlene. His military career took him and his family all around the U.S until they settled in Grantsville, Utah. He then continued his career in Civil Service at Dugway Proving Ground.  After retirement he happily spent his remaining years living in a beautiful log cabin in West Yellowstone, Montana. He had a great life filled with fishing, hunting, watching westerns and spending time with family and friends. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, sister Eloise, Dorothy and late wife Bernice. He is survived by his two daughters, Robin  (Rudy) Verzuh and Darlene (Bruce) Gilbert, and his six grandchildren: James, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, McKenzie, Ryan and Tyler. Roy was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend who always loved with his whole heart. A viewing will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 415 W Apple Street, Grantsville, UT. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.

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