Monday, December 31, 2007

The passing of Devereaux Cannon

Very sad news indeed. Devereaux was a friend and the creator of the TaxFreeTennessee web site that was so helpful during the State Income Tax protests.

He was an extraordinary father to Devereaux III and Katherine, grandfather to Devereaux IV, political activist, historian, prominent Nashville Attorney, and husband to Nora.

The picture is Devereaux teaching people about the history of flags. He wrote several books on the subject.

Here is more info from Tom Lawless:

It is with great sadness that I must let you know that Devereaux Cannon passed away very suddenly on December 29, 2007. Devereaux was a very dear and close friend not only to me but so very many people both in an out of politics. A devoted husband and father, he will leave a great void with his passing. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday January 1 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 449 North Water Street, Gallatin, TN and the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 9:30 a.m., also at the Church. If you would please pass this information along to all those folks you might believe would like to know of this tragic passing.

Here is a picture I took on June 19, 2002 at the Capitol during the tax protests. Devereaux on the left and Tom Lawless on the right: