Hello, I am Patty Cannon Johnson the daughter of Riley (R.C.) Cannon who served on the Lexington during WWII along with his shipmates. I dedicate this web site to my Dad (My Hero) and his fellow shipmates that helped save our country and our freedom. That was a War that had to be won. Else we would be speaking Japanese or German. I hope you enjoy your visit.
This site is now under construction and will be up and running soon. Please bear with me.
Thomas J. Friday, Jr.,
91, of Springhouse Estates, passed away on
Riley (R.C.) Cannon
Bakersfield and Lake Isabella, California, passed away,
R.C served in the US Navy during
WWII on the USS Lexington CV-16 as a Plane Captain. He was
injured by the propeller of an F6F Hellcat which injured his
hand, elbow, shoulder and head. He was medically discharged.
After a very long convalescence, R.C. worked and retired as
a Journeyman Carpenter with 60 ½ years as a member of the
Carpenters Local 743. He and Maxine built 2 family
houses, one in
He was a highly intelligent man
who had family and many friends who shared his passion for
working and restoring classic and antique cars. He raced
cars (Jalopies) in
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Raymond Edward Cannon and wife Jackie; and his best buddy Bill Heyart, who was also his son-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, of 66 years, Maxine (Anderson) Cannon; his sister Betty (Cannon) Johnson and husband Buck Johnson of Los Molinos, CA; 4 children, Carol (Cannon)and husband Ken Yates, of South Lake, CA; Chris (Cannon) Heyart, of Bakersfield, CA; and Paty (Cannon) (Vido) Johnson and husband Gary Johnson, of Bakersfield, CA; Riley Cecil Cannon Jr. and wife Cyndy (Thurman) Cannon of Bakersfield, CA.
He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Stephanie (Yates) Lawson; Tonya (Heyart) Eagle; Bill Heyart III; Tammy (Vido) McGuire; Kristin (Vido) Ackerman; Riley Cannon; and Tyler Cannon ; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
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