Carl E Gannon Jr

Born: 08/06/1952 Passed:

Marion, OH – Carl E Gannon Jr, 69, passed away on November 30th, 2021, at Regency Hospital West in Cleveland, OH. Born on August 6th, 1952, in Marion, OH, to Carl E Gannon Sr and Juanita C Gannon who both preceded him death.

Carl leaves behind a legacy in music that spans over four decades. This was both as a percussionist at the highest level with Drum Corps and his band Take Five, as well as his decades teaching hundreds of kids. His impact on the music scene in Marion and beyond can never be overstated. He also deeply loved his Ohio sports such as OSU and Bengals football, and Reds baseball.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brothers Ronnie Williams and Bill Waddell, and his sister Donna Davis.

He is survived by his son Carl E Gannon III and his wife Alycia, as well as his beloved baby sister Dwona Stevens and his niece Jordan, as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

Carl will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will happen around the end of Spring/beginning of Summer to coincide with the start of Drum Corps season which he loved so much.


3 Tributes to Carl E Gannon Jr

  1. Karin Davidson says:

    So very sorry for your loss Dwona..hugs and prayers of peace and comfort!❤❤

  2. Cheryl Wilcox says:

    Offering my deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and hugs.

  3. Eric W. Davis says:

    I am so saddened to learn about the passing of one of the most loyal Marion Cadets ever, Carl Gannon. He was such a good friend to all who marched with him, and a great and patient teacher to percussionists in the Cadets, the Canton Blue Coats, and some of the independent drum lines with which he was affiliated. I was long moved by the courage Carl maintained as he faced his long uphill battle in the effort to restore his health. He may have lost that battle, as we all ultimately do, but the perseverance with which he fought that good fight was certainly inspiring. So long, Carl. We of the Marion Cadets are going to miss you, but look forward to marching with you again. God bless you, our good and faithful friend.

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