Richard Lee (Rick) Cannon, son of Richard L. and Goldie M. (Deckard) Cannon, was born on December 2, 1967 in Springfield, MO, and departed this life on November 26, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. At the time of his passing he was 49 years, 11 months, and 23 days of age.

Rick developed diabetes when he was 10, had a heart transplant when he was 24, and a kidney transplant when he was 48. He worked very hard trying to maintain his health, fighting till the very end. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards with his family. He loved being around his family and friends, always spending as much time with them as he could.

Rick is survived by his parents, Richard L. & Goldie Cannon; one sister, Dawn & husband Rick Cockrum; one brother, Thor & wife Faith Cannon; one niece, Alysia Cockrum; and three nephews, Michael Cockrum, Devin Cannon, and Ty Cannon. He also leaves other family members and many friends who will all truly miss him.
Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.