James W. Cannon ’54

James W. Cannon, Sr. passed away at his residence on May 29, 2019. A native of Hartsville, he was the son of J. Ervin Cannon and Rosa McFall Cannon. He was born August 13, 1932.

He is survived by his wife Glenn Miot Cannon, sons James W. Cannon, Jr. (Reagan), Charles M. Cannon (Clare), daughter Andrea C. Little (Roy) and six grandchildren: Thomas Law Cannon, John Rogers Cannon, Elizabeth Cannon, Charles Cannon, Jr., Peyton Little, and Anne-Hackett Little.

The family is most grateful for the loving care given to him by Lizzie Brown, LaToya Lucas, and Wilhemena Cosom.

Mr. Cannon was a graduate of Hartsville High School class of 1950, and Davidson College class of 1954. He was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hartsville. He served as Deacon, Elder, Clerk of the Session and a Trustee. He served his community in various civic organizations over his lifetime.

He was president of the Hartsville Jaycees, a member of Kiwanis Club, Hartsville Cotillion Club, Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Prestwood Country Club, and the Hartsville Planning Commission. He served as a Director of the Bank of Hartsville and on the Board of Directors for Byerly Hospital.

Mr. Cannon was a real estate broker for 45 years and earned his Certified Residential Specialist designation during this time. He served as President of the Hartsville Board of Realtors. He received numerous awards for his contributions and commitments as well as The Order of the Palmetto from former Governor David M. Beasley.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville on Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00 pm. The family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 pm in the church Narthex. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hartsville. Brown-Pennington-Atkins funeral home is caring for the family.