John Aaron Cannon

John Aaron Cannon, 82, of La Marque passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Texas City. He was born on October 19, 1940 to John and Nancy Cannon in Laredo, Texas. The doctor that delivered him said that he could’ve been enlisted straight into the army because of his size. He was raised in Mirando City and Hebbronville. After attending St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, he was inducted into their baseball Hall of Fame. One of his baseball highlights was pitching 22 innings in one day after which he and his dad drove to Laredo, to attend Pat’s High School Prom. He made it just in time for the last dance. He was also invited to fly to Mexico City to try out for a major league team after being spotted by a scout.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. No one spun a story like he did and he had no problem telling on himself and his mishaps. He also didn’t mind pointing out anyone else’s!  As a constant joker, he never forgot a story. However, he was rarely able to finish his story because he would get so tickled while telling it. His storytelling skills were a key asset to his successful career in sales.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Nancy Akers and LaRue Anderson and brother in law; Bill Akers. John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Cannon, daughters; Cindy Freeman (Buddy) and Nicole Gomez (Robert), sons; Danny Cannon (Corie) and Kyle Cannon, sister; Sue Jo Vollmering (Gary), eight grandchildren; Casey Freeman, Randi Salinas, Erin Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Cole Cannon, Dallis Cannon, Chase Cannon and Caden Cannon, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 3-6pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please share a donation with their favorite charity: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (

The family is planning a graveside gathering in Hebbronville, TX at a later date.


  1. We are very sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest condolences 🙏. John and I became friends at HHS and closer after College via Facebook. It should be noted that he had wonderful Parents for I witnessed his Dad going to watch him practices and attend actual Games. John was a true Christian and practiced his Faith. John’s passing is also my loss for it was very easy to Love, Respect and Admire the way he lived.his life. We will keep John and all his wonderful family. In our prayers. May he Rest in Peace. Mauro and Leslee Ramirez

    Mauro Y. and Leslee Y. Ramirez
  2. My deepest condolences to the family.
    John held my highest respect. He always treated me like a son; and that could be praise, or correction when deserved. Whether we were hunting, fishing, or on the job, he was a pleasure to be around. John will be greatly missed and remembered by me. We lost a great man, I am blessed to have known him.

    Geary Long
  3. Much love and our deepest sympathy to the entire Cannon family. John was always a pleasure to be around and will be remembered fondly by the Myska family. May you all find comfort in the many memories you have to cherish. Much love to the entire Cannon family.

    Kelli Myska

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