George Henderson Cannon
George Henderson Cannon, son of Fred and Pauline Cannon, was reared in Beaumont, Tx, and graduated from Forest Park High School. He then attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La, enrolling in the ROTC program. He graduated with a degree in Accounting and a Commission of Second Lieutenant in the US Army, serving from 1971–1974. Part of his career was spent in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, serving as a First Lieutenant, when he was discharged in 1974.
George was a lifelong Presbyterian and became a member of First Presbyterian Church, Conroe in 1991, serving there until his death in 2008. He served two terms as an Elder, participating in the Worship and Administrative Ministries. He also served on special committees such as the one to determine the feasibility of refurbishing the San Jacinto Church property, as opposed to building a new campus on another property. With the results of the study, the Church made the decision to build a new complex on a different Conroe property, and he served on the Building Committee for our construction of the new First Presbyterian Church. He was a talented wood worker and was very pleased to craft the pulpit, lectern, and communion table for the new Sanctuary in 2001. He is survived by his son, Derry Cannon and wife, Kat, and their children, Liana and Devin; his daughter Erin and husband Deane Osner and their children, Mallory and Tristan. His wife, Jackye, is a member of FPC and very pleased to have the American flag flown in honor of George’s service.