87-year-old Fairfield resident, Thomas R. Cannon Jr. died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Way-Fair in Fairfield.  He served as Wayne County Sheriff from 1970 to 1990.  He was also a WW II U.S. Army Veteran and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife Lula (Wagner) Cannon of Fairfield; one daughter, Linda and husband Harry Thomason of Fairfield; one son, Darrell and wife Norma of Fairfield; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Virginia Ellis of Fairfield.

Funeral services for Thomas R. Cannon Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.

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