Festus Building Inspector Gary Cannon passes

(Festus) The City of Festus is morning the loss of one of their longtime employees. Gary Cannon passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Thursday morning. Festus Mayor Sam Richards says it was quite a shock when they received the news…

Cannon served as the full-time Building and Planning Director for Festus. When he retired a few years ago, he stayed on as a part-time Building and Subdivision Inspector.

The funeral mass for 66-year old Gary Cannon will be Saturday morning at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Imperial. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.