Fred Gilbert McCannon, Sr

Born: Sun., Oct. 30, 1932
Died: Sat., Feb. 5, 2011

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Fred Gilbert McCannon, Sr. of Union Point, GA, died on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Son of the late Robert Gilfred McCannon and Minnie Turner McCannon, Fred was born on October 30, 1932, in Union Point, Georgia. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he graduated from Union Point High School in 1950. After high school he worked for Quality Food Store in Union Point and later became the owner. For a number of years he was the manager of Morgan Furniture Company in Union Point. He received his twenty-five year pin from Chapel Lodge in Union Point. For twelve years he served as City Councilman in Union Point and was a member of the Greene County Airport Board in Greensboro. He loved to fly his airplane and fish and ride on his pontoon boat. Fred was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Julia Wilson McCannon of Union Point, GA; a son Fred Gilbert McCannon Jr. and wife Stefanie of Watkinsville, GA; two sisters, Dorothy Wray and husband George of Bairdstown, GA and Ann Worthen of Greensboro, GA; sister-in-law, Wanda H. McCannon of Union Point, GA; two brothers, Harold McCannon of Winterville, GA and Kenneth McCannon and wife Pat of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Leslie M. Bryant and husband Shane of Knoxville, TN and Andrea M. Farmer of Knoxville, TN; six great grandchildren, Dylan Green, Bailey Green, Bailey Bryant, Hayden Bryant, Elijah Farmer, and Trace Farmer all of Knoxville, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert "Bobby" McCannon and Franklin Joseph McCannon Sr.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2121 Union Point Highway (Hwy 278), Greensboro, GA with Rev. Bobby Bear and Rev. Frankie Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in the Penfield Cemetery, 1211 Cemetery Road, (Penfield) Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Freddie McCannon Jr., Robert Jump, Greg Brown, Shane Bryant, Dylan Green and Donnie Harrison. Honorary pallbearers are Hollis Yearwood, Henry Sisson, Mike Smith, Harold Wilson and Howell Nelms. The family will receive friends Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 2121 Union Point Highway, Greensboro, GA 30642. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.callawayfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sun February 06, 2011
You all are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Rene` Henderson
   Posted Sun February 06, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the McCannon family. I'm sorry for your loss. Rene` Henderson & Tristan McCannon

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sun February 06, 2011
Julia, God bless you and your family. I have only good memories of Fred. Love to you all, Betty Jo

Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Charles Bryan,Lynn & Darryl Kitchens, Jessie & Dottie Wray

Smith Oliver
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
I'm very saddened to learn of Fred's death, know this loss to the Union Point community will be felt.

Linda Stephens
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Dear Julia, Freddie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Fred. I have fond memories of him as one of the first friends we met when we moved to Union Point in 1977. He remained such a special person and Ken always thought so much of him. May God be with you during this time. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Julia, Freddie & Family, You all are in our prayers.

William & Betty Poole
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Julia and faily,our heart felt condolences.

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Julia and Ann and family, Very sorry to hear about Fred. He lived a full life and will be missed. I have a favorite memory of Wanda, Jackie and me walking across the road to his store and getting that good chocolate milk in the bottle that only he sold. He always made sure we got back across the road safely. You are in my prayers. Tee

Laurie Smith Harris
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Mrs Julia, I'm so sorry to hear about Mr Fred!! I was just asking mom about you guys last week. I remember when I was little & Mr Fred wanted to take my brother & I flying...I've always thought alot of you all, & my heart goes out to you & the family! Mr fred will be missed by many people. I pray the Good Lord will wrap his loving arms around you & Freddy, & give you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers!!

JAMES M SCOTT
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
I ALWAYS ADMIRED MR FRED! I GLAD HE DID NOT HAVE TO SUFFER FOR ANY LONG LENGHT OF TIME. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY!

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Julia, I am so sorry to read of Fred's death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you. Love, Carolyn

Alvin, Vivian, & Jeff Dowdy
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Julia, You have our sincere sympathy. Fred was always such a friendly person.

dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
so sorry for your loss---prayers are with you

Betty Jordan
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
With Deepest Sympathy !

Robin and Patsy Drane Haynes
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Fred's family. He will be remembered as such a kind person and so pleasant to talk with.

Tami Mize
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
Mr.Fred was one of my favorite people! I bought almost every thing in my house from him when he was at morgans.What a sweet and friendly Man! He will be missed. Prayers for the family!

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
You have our deepest sympathy.

Claire Kelly Smith
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
I just heard of Mr. Fred's death. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mama (Shirley Haynes) wanted me to express her sympathies on here as well.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Tue February 08, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed February 09, 2011
Julia, Freddie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the weeks and days to come.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Sat February 12, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey & family

Pam Vaughn
   Posted Mon February 14, 2011
Ms. Julia, I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Fred. I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pam Vaughn

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Mon February 21, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to each family member. May the happy memories shared be treasured and help comfort you. You are in our prayers. God bless you. Sincerely, Barry and Teresa Churchwell

Betty Gober Anderson
   Posted Mon February 21, 2011
Julia So sorry about your husband's death. I pray you are doing ok. Havent seen you since we use to visit the Green Point Nursing home. My Sympathy goes out to you and your family. Betty (Gober) Anderson.

Sibley Bryan, Jr.
   Posted Thu February 24, 2011
Julia, please forgive my late writing. Fred was a friend and taught me at the Masonic lodge. We were close at that time and when he worked for L. Morgan. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Please call if there is some way I can hely you. SIbley