LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Gordon “Thomas” Cannon, a force in the Lubbock County Justice procedure, has died at the age of 74.
Spouse and children users wrote he was in “very very poor health” on Monday and invited people who wished to see him to make an work to do so as shortly as they could. He passed absent Tuesday early morning.
Cannon served in the Lubbock County Court at Regulation Quantity 3 for a couple of decades in the late 80s and then served in the County Courtroom at Law Amount 2 from 1990 to 1998. He was a licensed lawyer for just about 50 years.
Existing Lubbock County judges describe him as a “Judge’s choose.” They named him caring, conscientious, relaxed, and fair – within and out of the courtroom.
Justice of the Peace Jim Hansen states he and Tom had been elected the pretty exact same night. He states Tom was a mentor to him and a lot of other young judges and prosecutors, training him much more about the work than any individual.
“Tom was just one of the -if not the most conscientious decide I’ve identified in 32 a long time at Lubbock County. And I think everybody will recall him that way. He took the job to coronary heart. He was listed here each individual day. And I hated it when he left the bench, I wish he was continue to on the bench. Due to the fact if he was not the best decide I have ever labored with, he’s one of the ideal judges I’ve ever labored with.”
District Judge William R. Eichman II suggests Tom also gave him information all over his career. He says he was a fantastic storyteller and concerned in the neighborhood.
“He was a caring man or woman, good choose, and a terrific example for some others. He was just a superior illustration of how to deal with people today, how to allow lawyers try out their scenarios and just the demeanor you really should have when you’re a choose.”
He is preceded in loss of life by his wife, Becky Cannon and their son Mark Cannon. Becky Cannon handed absent immediately after a brave battle in opposition to cancer in 2006, was the government director of the Rape Crisis Center in Lubbock for 30 many years. She died six times in advance of Mark transported out for Iraq. Their only son Mark died in 2007 right after being shot even though on ground patrol in Afghanistan.
“And that few, what a ability few. They were in all areas of the criminal justice program, leading to bottom at Lubbock County. Brought about terrific, substantial modifications, particularly in the globe of sexual assault victims. Tom was really involved in that,” Judge Hansen said.
“I really do not know all the companies he was in. I know he was real very pleased of his son, while. He went as a result of a whole lot and constantly dealt with points with grace and dignity,” Decide Eichman said.
No providers have been announced at this time.
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