James Vincent “Jim” Canavan, passed away on May 11, 2019 at age 81. The Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (300 S. Tarver), Lebanon TN.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at St. Frances Cabrini. Inurnment will follow the service, 2 p.m. in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery (7931 McCrory Lane), Nashville TN.
Mr. Canavan was a main frame operator, when computers were in their infancy. Born in Albany, New York, he graduated from St. Michael's College, and served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Canavan was a lifelong Notre Dame Football fan, who also loved dancing, skiing, and camping. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Mr. Canavan is preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Canavan, son Paul Canavan, and his parents Gertrude Filkins and Harold Canavan. He is survived by daughters Patricia Fulton and Sharon Lynch, grandchildren Amber Fulton, Emma Fulton, Danny Evins, Shanae Clay, and Dan Canavan, and siblings Ed Canavan and Shirley Teter. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.