Nelson Earl Cannon, 81, of Winston-Salem passed away Tuesday June 15, 2021. He was born April 14, 1940 in the Rountree Community of Pitt County, NC to Heber Earl and Rebecca Manning Cannon. Nelson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Bryan Cannon; and his four children, Angelia Tuttle (Rick), Victor Cannon, Valerie Southgate (Greg), and Sheri Whitney (Morgan); eight grandchildren, Luke Tuttle (Megan), Reed Tuttle, Milo Dugan, Cameron Dugan, Reggie Southgate, Jonah Whitney, Jude Whitney, Laurel Ann Whitney; and one great grandson, Jackson Tuttle; his brother, Robert Cannon (Bernice); and his sister, Elizabeth Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his Bryan family. Nelson cherished his time with his loyal Bridge friends, Bob, Joan, John, Les, Mary, and Steve. He enjoyed reunions with his AHS class of 1958 and his Wachovia retirees. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19th at 2:00pm at Fairview Moravian Church in Winston- Salem. Visitation is prior to service at 1:00pm in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers consider making a donation to either Fairview Moravian Church, or the FUMC Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church Graham.
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