Earl W. Cannedy

Godfrey | Saturday, February 20 2021

Earl W. Cannedy, 88, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Morningside of Godfrey. 

Born April 1, 1932, in Rockbridge, IL, he was the son of Howard and Cleeta (Plogger) Cannedy. 

Mr. Cannedy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton. He was a member of Gideons International since February 1972 and served in various offices over the years. In 1995 he retired from the Winchester Division of the Olin Corporation.

On December 29, 1951, he married the former Marcella Hill at the Greenfield Baptist Church. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2007. 

Surviving is a sister, Ruth Fergurson (Ronald) of Greenfield, IL and several nieces and nephews. 

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Cannedy and John Wesley Cannedy.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Services can be viewed via live stream on the Calvary Baptist Church website at

Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the Gideons International.

Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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