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Jack Noel Cannaday Sr.

January 24, 1937 - November 18, 2021

Jack Noel Cannaday, Sr., of Dorchester, Texas, passed away on November 18, 2021 at the age of 84.  He was born in Denton, Texas, on January 24, 1937, to J. B. Cannaday Jr. and Clara Cecile Smith.

Jack Noel grew up in the Lebanon/Frisco Community attending school at Lebanon and graduating from Frisco High School in 1955.  He then attended Texas A&M for a short time before returning back home where he was a long time farmer in the community.  In addition to farming, he was a pipeline welder, an auctioneer and bought and sold machinery.  He worked hard and played hard.  Among the many activities that he enjoyed were playing cards and dominoes with his friends and going on trips with his family whether it was to the gulf, to the mountains or just a sporadic road trip.  He enjoyed life to it’s fullest.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. 

Jack Noel is survived by his three children, Jack Noel Cannaday, Jr. (Susie) of Celeste, Texas, Joel Smith Cannaday (Lindsey) of Dorchester, Texas, and Donna Marie Furtick (Chris) of Bonham, Texas; four grandchildren, Jaclyn Noell Daake (Justin) of Alma, Nebraska, Shana Estelle Cannaday of Dorchester, Texas, Keagan Hunter Cannaday of Dorchester, Texas and Noel Thomas Cannaday of Ector, Texas; his brother, Jim Cannaday (Nancy) of Plano, Texas; and his sister, Susie King (Ken) of Frisco, Texas.  He is also survived by his companion of many years, Doris Carmichael and her daughter Cheryl Cole (Rick) along with many other family members and dear friends. 

Jack Noel was preceded in death by his parents.

A Remembrance Gathering will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, 8520 Main St., Frisco, Texas, 75033.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Jack Noel Cannaday, Sr. to:

Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Galveston, Texas


Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation

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Dear Jack, Donna and Joel. Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a dear friend and a great Brother-in-Law. Doris, Cheryl, Rick, Debbie and I will miss him dearly. God Bless the family. Glen Murley, November 22, 2021 I met Jack and When I got to know him really well he taught me a few things in life how to work hard and doing so I would do well in life he work long hours at farming he taught me how to survive in buying and selling things that would help him to take care of his family I know he will be missed by his children friends and love ones along time acquaintance thanks Jack for what she taught me Tommy Mills, November 21, 2021 Dear Donna and family, I am so sorry about your dad passing away. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers. God bless and hugs.
Meredith Elledge, November 21, 2021 "Big Jack" gave me my first job as an auctioneer. Regardless of how green I was he never talked down to me. He hired me for several more years and gave me my start. I appreciate knowing him.
David Dean, November 20, 2021