Freddie Cannon

freddie cannon

May 1, 1931 ~ October 25, 2016

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Freddie Cannon, of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2016. He is survived by his daughters, Tracy Moxley, Terri Sullivan and husband Daniel Sullivan, Sandi Parson and husband Alan Parson, grandchildren, Carl Grubbs, Jessica Sullivan, Lauren Huntsman, and Sarah Parson, great-granddaughters, Anna and Elizabeth Huntsman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Glenda Cannon, and his parents, Fred Cannon and Geraldine Cannon of Atlanta. Freddie was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all. Freddie worked for his father’s commercial painting company before beginning his long career at Southern Railroad, a career which lasted over thirty years. He was a gifted athlete who began his passion for sports as a teenager, playing football and baseball at Grady High School, along with boxing at the local YMCA, then playing many years in a softball league, competing in a bowling league, and playing ALTA tennis. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Glenda, playing golf with family and friends, watching sports and movies, playing games of Rummy with his grandchildren, and especially loved to work out daily at his favorite local gym, gaining a wonderful group of friends there. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 10:00am until 12:00pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Services will be held immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. So sorry for the passing of Freddy. My prayers goes out to all the family. I met Freddy when he first brought his sweet mother Mrs Geraldine to Life Care in Lawrenceville. We crossed paths many days coming to feed his mother and mine. Then I met Glenda his wonderful wife and ended up working at the same company that she did. We shared many memory’s of our mothers also. And Terri my heart goes out to you. Words cannot express what I am feeling for you for I have walked this road also. May God Bless you all.

  2. Freddie Cannon was a wonderful person, and was admired because he was always a gentleman. Freddie and Glenda were so welcoming in their home, especially when the pool parties were going. All his family, extended family, and friends will miss him.

    Julie and Gerald Sullivan

  3. Sorry to hear about the passing of Freddie Cannon. He was unequivocally my father’s [Buck Toney] best friend. They worked together at Southern Railway for decades, carpooled, bowled and played golf together. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    JoeAnn, Drew and Ric Toney

  4. I’m gonna miss this man so much my kids love him so much but I know hes with aunt Glenda now and that eases the pain some love and prayers for everyone rip uncle Freddie love Beth

  5. Our prayers to the family. Did not know till this evening. Thought so much of Freddy and Glenda in Sunday School at First Baptist. We had visited a few times but never talked with any of the family.

  6. Freddie was our dear neighbor on Newport Lane in Lilburn for more than 20 years. He was a kind Southern Gentleman and a Christian loved by all who knew him. He was always ready with a helping hand and a friendly smile.
    Ken and Judy Moody

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