Hal Roger Cannon

1935 ~ 2022

Retired Financial President, Investment Banker and Business Owner, Hal Roger Cannon spent the last days of his life surrounded by his loving Family. He passed away on April 28, 2022.

He was born October 15, 1935, to Shirl Duke and Dessa Ann Meikle Cannon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hal grew up loving sports. As a young man he played golf and even caddied for a time. He developed a love for tennis. That passion grew from a junior’s championship into playing for The University of Utah. Hal was a member of the USTA Team ranked second in the Nation. He continued to be a top ranked player well into his 60’s.

Always outdoors, Hal developed a love for fishing and ultimately became an expert Fly fisherman. He had a special gift of being able to “read water” and was known throughout the West as someone that could teach that skill.

On December 17, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Jane Lake in the Salt Lake City Temple who he met on a double date while attending West High School. They have been married for over 67 years. Their marriage was a true love story filled with much joy and laughter. During that time, they served a mission in Virginia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hal was a faithful member serving in numerous church callings including High Priest Group Leader, Stake High Council, and Stake Athletic Director.

His love and knowledge of Jazz music was legendary, and he enthusiastically shared his passion. Hal had an infectious sense of humor and loved to laugh, especially at his own jokes. He was always happiest with his family at their cabin in Teton Valley Idaho surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Jane, children: Hal Jr and wife Paula, Cregg and wife Renae, Lezlie Richardson and husband Paul. Together they have 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. He also, leaves brother Tad Cannon and wife Mary, and Sister Shaundra Palmer.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Everest Home Healthcare and Hospice and to The Legacy Village of Sugarhouse for the loving care they provided to Hal in the last weeks of his life.

Viewing will be Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the St. Mary’s Ward, 1300 South Wasatch Drive at 12:00 p.m. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:00-11:45a.m.

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Jane, Bones, Cregg & Lezlie,

Words cannot express my love for all of you, and your dear husband and father!
He is a legend in my mind. I have so many amazing memories of all of you.
You are in our hearts and prayers.
We love you!
Dan and Lis W McConkie

- Lis McConkie

We have always loved Hal since our meeting as ward members of the 12th Ward. Hal was always an inspiration to us and the light of love and the gospel always shone outward. Jane, our hearts go out to you at this time and may your memories be strong and uplifting as you grieve your loss. We love you and your wonderful family....especially our dear connection to the Cannon's.
love always,
Bob and Jann Bunnell

- Bob and Jann Bunnell

A long long time buddy of mine and tennis partner too. The end is hard but the beginning is wonderful and he's graduated and is brand new. I'll be seeing him sooner than later. We're the same age so we'll have a lot to reminisce over. Jane, we love you just as much and during the sad times I hope you can find great happiness in your lifetime of. memories. My love for you both

- Sam Park