Laurel N.” Papa” Cannon

Feb 27, 1924 - Jan 21, 2013

Laurel N.” Papa” Cannon, 88, of Norwalk, Ohio died Monday, January 21, 2013 in the Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born February 27, 1924 in Coffeen, Illinois to the late Roy R. and Grace E. (Donaldson) Cannon. Laurel moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1939 and came to Norwalk, Ohio in 1967.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in W.W.II in the Pacific Theatre.

Laurel was a truck driver for Fanny Farmer Candy Company for 48 years and had also worked at Norwalk Furniture Company for 2 weeks. In his retirement years Laurel enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, yard work, playing black jack, and traveling.

He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Laurel is survived by his children, Pat and James Rockwell, Clifford E. and Ann Cannon, Laurel D. and Barb Cannon, Sharon and Gerald Braden, and Ruth and Stephen Euton, by 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, by two brothers, Jim and Bill Cannon of East Alton, Illinois and by two sisters, Doris and Grace, of East Alton, Illinois.

Laurel was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Ruth (Bradin) Cannon in 1998, by his son, Thomas G. Cannon, by his grandson, Samuel Laurel Souslin, by his sons in law, Terry Wiedemann and Kent Wellman, by his daughter in law, Kathy Cannon, by his brothers, Charlie, Frank, Clifford, Joe, Russ, Rich, and Carl Cannon and by his sisters, Jeanette Shepherd and Vi Baugh. Private family services will be held. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be made by going to



Sorry for your loss. I had gone to school with Tom.

Kottage Kat

Cliff and family,
Thoughts and prayers
If u need anything I am just a phone call away



To the Cannon family,
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy.

swiss family

Cliff and Family.. I am deeply sorry for your loss...I did not know your Dad, but losing a parent is always tragic...I think He will always live on in your heart and soul... you have me deepest sympathies..


My prayers to the Cannon family.

Cliff Cannon

Thank-you folks for these kind,humbling thoughts. Truthfully, I just found them.I had no idea folks could comment on obits. Thanks again, for this very pleasant warm surprise.