Clergyman, editor. Born– Dececember 16, 1918, Meridian, Miss. Parents– Willis Street and Angela (Schlevoight) Cannon. Married– Nelwyn Nesmith, November 10, 1943. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1942; Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1956. Reporter for the Meridian (Miss.) Star, 1936-1938; retail advertising manager for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Mississippi and North Carolina, 1946-1953; pastor of Southern Baptist churches in North Carolina and Texas, 1954-1965; editor of inspirational books, Broadman Press, 1965-1974; senior editor for Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1974-1977; and a ghostwriter and contract editor after 1977. Died November 27, 2012.


W. S. Cannon, Hartsville, Tenn.


Everyday, Five Minutes With God. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1969.

How High Are The Stars! Nashville; Broadman Press, 1970.

The Jesus Revolution. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1970.

One Last Christmas. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1966.

“Tomorrow the World,” a drama in one act. University, Ala.; L. Raines, 1942.