William (Bill, Sonny) Cann passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born in Camden, New Jersey on June 4, 1942 to his parents William and Stella Cann. Bill was raised with his brother, Dennis, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and graduated from Delaware Township High School (Cherry Hill West) in 1961. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1967 and was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Longevity Service Award. In 1981, Bill packed up and moved to Houston, Texas, with his daughter, Stacey. It was in Houston where Bill met his future wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1983. Together they enjoyed the next 20 years living in North Padre Island and Corpus Christi, raising their son, Taylor, and relishing visits from Bill’s three older children, Sandi, Tim and Stacey. Bill was an avid cook and fisherman and could be found on his boat many early mornings. A true outdoorsman, he owned a bait and tackle store and also gave 4-wheel drive tours on Padre Island for many years. In most recent years, Bill was rarely seen without his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Juma, at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Arleen, his brother Dennis Cann; his daughters Stacey Snyder and Sandi Adirato; his sons Timothy (Maureen) Cann and Louis Taylor (Amy) Cann; and his grandchildren Jacob, Nicole, Molly, Reilly, Anthony, Megan, Henry and Emma. He is predeceased by his parents William and Stella Cann.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on September 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at Crowder Funeral Home, 851 FM 517 Road W., Dickinson, Texas 77539.