November 17, 1967 March 24, 2023
November 17, 1967 -- March 24, 2023

Jeffrey Shane Cannon

Jeffrey Shane Cannon of Rockwall, Texas, went to be with our Lord on March 24th, 2023 at 55

years of age. Shane was born on November 17, 1967, to parents Wallace and Denell Cannon.

Shane is survived by his wife Christi Cannon, daughter Jessica Stiles and husband Prentice,

daughters McKenzie Poynter and Julie Cannon and son, Jace Poynter. Shane has two

grandsons, Kayden (age 9) and Wyatt, who is expected in May. Shane also leaves behind his

brother Mark Cannon and his wife Deidre, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and

friends. Shane is preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Denell, brother Michael

Cannon, and nephew Cade Cannon.

Shane was born and raised in Plainview, Texas until moving to Jacksonville where he attended

high school. Shane always knew he wanted a career in law enforcement and it became his life’s

passion. While attending Tyler Junior College, he began his career at the Texas State

Penitentiary in Huntsville from 1987-1993. He worked for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s

Department from 1990-1993 and moved to the Nacogdoches Police Department from 1993-


In 1995, Shane started his career with the Mesquite Police Department. During his tenure he

served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer at John Horn High School, and Criminal

Investigator. He retired from Mesquite on October 31, 2014.

During his career, he worked with the statewide gang task force and received numerous

commendations throughout his career. While with the Mesquite Police Department, he was

appointed to a federal gang task force and participated in several very impactful violent

offender round-ups. Shane was awarded the honor of Key Investigator on the Texas RICO


After retiring from the Mesquite Police force, he joined the Rockwall County District Attorney’s

office and was quickly promoted to Chief Criminal Investigator, where he served until his last


Shane loved live music, especially if it was Texas Country, drinking good cold beer, playing the

air drums, working out, and Christi in a sundress. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas

Rangers fan, his blue Jeep had his heart, he loved sending and receiving inappropriate memes

and jokes and sharing stories with his friends. He also loved floating the river and spending

time with his friends and family.

Services for Shane will be held on Friday, March 31st at Lakepointe Church in Rockwall, Texas,

at 11:00 a.m.

Eastgate Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.