William Phipps Cannon

May 25, 1940 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 79)


William (Will) Phipps Cannon

Here: May 25, 1940

Gone: October 23, 2019


Husband to Jane Tyree McEldowney

Father to Scott William Cannon

Father to Kristin Cannon Kirby

Grandfather to Tindal Malinak Kirby

Nephew to Jimmy Tittle

Son to Waurene Tittle and Otey Henderson Cannon


Raised in Abilene

Graduate of West Point

Trial Lawyer


Vietnam Veteran

Special Forces Officer

Honorary Montagnard Tribesman

Lover of Dogs, Movies, Books, Music, Art, and Trivia.


Lover of Jane McEldowney until the end of time.

“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”


“And when our work is done,

Our course on earth is run,

May it be said, ‘Well done;

Be thou at peace.’”


"Oh, beat the drum slowly, and play the fife lowly

And play the Dead March as you carry me along.

Take me to the green valley and lay the earth o'er me,

For I'm a poor cowboy and I know I've done wrong"


Written by Will Cannon with help from

The West Point Alma Mater

The Cowboy’s Lament

And his good pal, Bobby Z


Celebration of Life

Monday, November 11,2019 at 6:00 pm

The House of Blues

Foundation Room Entrance

1225 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002


In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to Love and Rescue: Paypal:

Venmo: @loveandrescue


Celebration of Life
November 11, 2019

6:00 PM to TBD
House of Blues Foundation Room
1225 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77002

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