Richard ”Ritchie” William Cannon

11/17/1925 — 09/27/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Seattle, Washington

Richard ”Ritchie” William Cannon

Richard W. “Ritchie” Cannon, 79, of Richland passed away September 27, 2005. He was born November 17, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to Milliam and Dora Basil. He was a contractor and lived in the Tri-Cities area for 48 years.

Ritchie is survived by his wife, Ruth Cannon; daughter Margaux Cannon-Green and husband Robert Green, granddaughter Gemma Cannon-Green; daughter V.J. Meadows and husband Lonnie Meadows, grandson Rob Curtis and fiancé Jamie Adair and Jordan; sister Mabel Flynn; and nephews Billy Cannon and Larry Green. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milliam and Dora Cannon and by his son Robbie.

Ritchie was most aptly described by a former customer who became a good friend:

Run…Ritchie…Run

Of all the people I’ve known… Which there were quite a few Hardly a one traveled as fast…could run, like you Where are you going and what is the haste What is the prize at the end of the chase

We pass this way only once, so sit a spell We’re a long time dead, in Heaven or Hell Slow down to a walk…you’re passing us by Else we never will get to know a nice guy

There are shingles and siding, roofs and walks Morning and noon and moonlight talks Oe’r the town he doth ride his big black steed And for a piece of signed paper The pitchman’s heart doth bleed

Take heed my friend…you galloping Arab And put the curved scimitar…back in its scarab You need no weapon save your friendly smile With that alone…each of us you’ll beguile.

        ~Charles G. Delsing – 1960

Our minds think it, our hearts feel it, Our lips say it – May peace by with you! There will never be another you!
We love you! From your loving family.

A private family service will be conducted.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Richie. I knew him back in the late 1960s while I worked at Anderson’s Camera and Sport Shop in Yakima. Richie was a real character. I just loved it when he stopped in. He was always full of life and fun and on the run. I don’t think he ever slowed down, in action or talking. We both had the model 1911A1 45 in common and talked a lot and did some shooting together. I have only been in Richland since 1995 and I wished I would have looked him up. A real loss on my part. He was one really fine person and even though I have not seen him for a long time, I will miss having him to spread his good cheer around to others.

    Orman Arnold

    Richland

    Orman Arnold
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am sorry to hear about your loss, I too know the feeling of losing a loved one and wanted to share with you what bought me comfort it was a scripture at Revelation chapter twenty one verses three and four and also there is a brochure I would like to send you, please let me know if it is ok.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    J. Knoble

    J. Knoble
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Richie. I knew him back in the late 1960s while I worked at Anderson’s Camera and Sport Shop in Yakima. Richie was a real character. I just loved it when he stopped in. He was always full of life and fun and on the run. I don’t think he ever slowed down, in action or talking. We both had the model 1911A1 45 in common and talked a lot and did some shooting together. I have only been in Richland since 1995 and I wished I would have looked him up. A real loss on my part. He was one really fine person and even though I have not seen him for a long time, I will miss having him to spread his good cheer around to others.

    Orman Arnold

    Richland

    Orman Arnold
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am sorry to hear about your loss, I too know the feeling of losing a loved one and wanted to share with you what bought me comfort it was a scripture at Revelation chapter twenty one verses three and four and also there is a brochure I would like to send you, please let me know if it is ok.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    J. Knoble

    J. Knoble
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Dear Cannon Family,

    We just wanted to let you know that the time spent with Rick will be greatly treasured. He was a very nice friend to our family. Rick will be greatly missed.

    The Miner family.

    The Miner Family
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • Dear Ruth, Margaux and family,

    I was saddened to hear of your loss. You have been in my thoughts. Margaux, I still remember the birthday when you got a horse and how your dad surprised you. Those memories will be with you always and I know you will cherish each of them. The loss of a parent is heartbreaking and I want you to know I care.

    With warm and caring thoughts,

    Kristi Martin

    Kristi Martin
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Margaux and family,

    My mom saved Ritchie’s obiturary for me. I was sorry to hear of his passing. I’ll always remember him as a very kind man who was never to busy to stop and have a conversation with the little neighbor , me. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss.

    Lori Snider Congleton

    Lori Snider Congleton
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US