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Dale S. Cannon

September 19, 1927 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 91)

Dale S. Cannon, 91, of Washington formerly of Creve Coeur, IL and Metamora, IL passed away at 5:15am, Friday May 24, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side.

Dale was born on September 19, 1927 in Emporia, KS the son of Jesse and Clara Kehler Cannon.  He married Bernadine J. Earls on June 9, 1950 in Kay, OK.

Surviving are his wife, one son Dave (Debra) Cannon of Washington, three grandchildren Melissa (Tom) Pokarney of Washington, IL; Scott Cannon of East Peoria and Amanda (Robert) Pierce of Metamora, IL. Also surviving are three great grandchildren and one brother Dick Cannon of Emporia, KS.  His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Dale was U.S. Army Veteran being honorable discharged in 1947. Dale worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 30 years last working as a millwright before retiring in 1985.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is scheduled for 9:00am, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Pastor Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Pekin with Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter.  To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit

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