Bryon Lee “Burtt” Cannon, 62 of Kouts, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 12, 2022. He was born January 9, 1960, in Valparaiso, to Jerry and Jayne (Jacobson) Cannon. Burtt attended Kouts High School, before proudly serving in the United States Navy from 1977-1981 and obtaining the rank of Boatswain 1st Class. During his time in the Navy, he served on the USS Ranger and traveled around the world, mainly serving in the Pacific. Following his honorable discharge, Burtt made his career as a Maintenance Engineer at Porter Memorial Hospital for 30 years.
Burtt was skilled at many trades. He was a master woodworker, created ornamental rope work, and built his own Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Burtt was an avid reader, a captivating storyteller, and a skillful wordsmith. His charismatic personality endeared him to everyone he met. He loved animals, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his beloved family. Burtt will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
On January 5, 2014, Burtt married Theresa Brown, after a 10-year engagement, who survives, along with children: Nicholas Cannon and Amy Davis, both of Valparaiso; granddaughter, Paizley Cannon; sister, LeaAnne (Alvin) York of CO; niece, Sidonna York; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Karen Cannon; and his dog, Roy AKA Biggie Fries.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


I love you Bryon and miss you so much. You were and always be the love of my life. Forever yours, Theresa Cannon 

Rest easy Cuz. You're work here is done.  -Michelle Cannon 

I am so deeply sorry for your loss!! I am keeping each and every one of you in my thoughts and prayers!! If there is anything I can do please let me know!! Deepest condolences, Stephanie Barton. Love you guys to the moon and back!! Xoxo

The Bob Bucher family sends their condolences.  -Bob Bucher 

Bryon May you rest in peace your family is already missing you.  -Uncle Bob and Chris Cannon

Hey Burt, Rest In Peace my childhood friend. I’ll remember all the good times we had playing in the woods back behind your house, even though you accidentally shot me in the leg with an arrow, it’s still a great memory I’ll remember for ever. Sending condolences to all of your family and hoping cherished memories carry them through the difficult days ahead.  -Denny Haring

We were so saddened to hear of Bryon's passing. I always enjoyed talking and laughing with Bryon and sharing the latest book we had been reading. He was always so willing to help out an old neighbor. Wish we had been in closer contact in recent years.  Nick, we love you, if there is anything we can do for you please get in contact with us.  -Katy Oates 

My deepest sympathy. Bryon was a caring and compassionate man who will always hold a special place in my childhood memories.  -Bev (Scott) Welter 

So sorry to hear. I have memories from years ago as Denny and Bryon spent so much time together when they were kids. Prayers for the family for healing and comfort at this time of year. -Barb Haring McKinley

Hard to believe my cuzz has passed. Unfortunately it has been several years since we last saw each other. All the best to the family during this tough time.  -Casey Cannon 

R.I.P. Bryon, Knew you through our kids, was always a good man from Kouts, Fly High Freebird!!  -JOHN ( Tug) Mcgriff 

Praying that Bryon's family has peace during this time of loss. Praying that Bryon is in Jesus' loving arms.  -Kelly Goodpaster 

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