James David (J.D.) Cannon was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Humboldt, Tennessee and died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
David served in the US Navy and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He settled in Tallahassee, and worked for UPS for 35 years. When he retired he moved to Eastpoint, where he lived with his devoted wife Maria.
David loved the coastal area and enjoyed his daily rides to St. George Island where he was well known as he served this area when he worked for UPS. He would stop and say hello to many on the “Island,” as he would say. His visits will be missed. David was an avid Seminole fan and long-time FSU Booster supporting both the football and baseball programs.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; a daughter, Leslie Sellers; two grandchildren, Tyler and Riley Sellers, and a great-granddaughter, all from Tallahassee; two sisters, Jane Taylor (Jerry), Newberry, and Judy Stephens (Donnie), Crawfordville; and his youngest brother, John Cannon, St. George Island; and a half-sister Renee Cannon, Tallahassee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cannon Jr.; his mother, Inez Cannon; and his brother Ronnie Cannon.
David’s wishes were to be cremated and he did not want a formal service.
David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family.