Born June 21, 1939 to Leland and Zelma Cannoy in Salem. Gary went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 75. Gary had two brothers Ronald and Rockey Cannoy. Gary was married to Vernice Thackery on August 15, 1958 in Salem. Together they had three children; Tami (Skip) Palmer, Mark (Terri) Cannoy, and Lori (Ron) Davis. They have a total of seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons who are cherished. Gary retired from Teledyne Wah Chang in 1992 due to health reasons. Gary and Vernice were best friends and the love of each others’ lives. They had been married 55 years and 11 months. They enjoyed traveling together and going on lots of camping trips with all of their family and friends. Family time was always the highlight in their lives – many family dinners, BBQs with homemade ice cream, and holidays were shared together with stories and never-ending laughter. Gary and Vernice always had an open home and always had time to listen to their children and grandchildren, never judging and always caring. Gary was preceded in death by his father Leland, mother Zelma, and brothers Ronald and Rockey. He will be missed so deeply and greatly by his family and friends and even his dog Pepper. We love you dad and grandpa. You will forever be in our hearts.
A graveside service was held on July 24 at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Keizer Funeral Chapel.