CPO Aaron Frank VonCannon

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

CPO Aaron Frank VonCannon, US Navy (Ret.), 75, of the Central Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his residence. Frank was born in Elizabethton to the late Denver Frank VonCannon and Beulah Mae Bunton VonCannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Vincent Frank VonCannon, and a sister, Shirley Jean Smith.
Frank retired from the United States Navy as Chief Petty Officer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a former member of the Cattleman’s Association and was a former President of the Central Community Neighborhood Watch. Frank loved being outdoors, was very patriotic and enjoyed farming and raising cattle.
During his tenure in the Navy, Frank was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, an Armed Forces Reserve Medal 2nd Award, the Navy “E” Ribbon Sixth Award, the Navy Coast Guard MUC, the S&W MOD 10 .38 Marksman Award, the National Defense Medal 2nd Award, the Navy Achievement Medal 2nd Award and the Good Conduct Medal 6th Award.
Those left to cherish his wonderful memories include his wife of 50 years, Betty Gouge VonCannon, of the home; his daughters, Sandra VonCannon-Legaspi (Romeo) of Ventura, Calif., and Loretha VonCannon-Carter (David) of Elizabethton; his grandchildren, Brittany Carter of Elizabethton, Katlynn Carter of Elizabethton, Alexander Legaspi of Ventura, Calif., and Zachary Legaspi of Ventura, Calif.; his brother, Charles Dean Von Cannon (Shirley) of Elizabethton; his sister, Alma Ruth VonCannon of Elizabethton; his nieces, Deanna Kerr (Jim) of Johnson City and Tammy Coomer (Michael) of Clayton, N.C.; and his nephew, Thomas Aaron VonCannon (Teresa), also of Clayton, N.C.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Aaron Frank VonCannon will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Garry Edwards officiating. Remarks by a Navy friend, Mr. C.L. Boggs, and a eulogy provided by his brother, Mr. Charles Dean Von Cannon. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Veteran’s Administration Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard and their Chaplain, Lance Corporal Kelly Greene. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Honor Guard, 162 Spiral Vision Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. Aaron Frank VonCannon and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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