OBITUARY: Richard (Ricky) Dempsey Cantrell


Richard (Ricky) Dempsey Cantrell, age 66, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Ricky is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Irvin Cantrell and Reba Hart Duke, bonus dad Richard Kaniewski and late wife Debra (Debbie) Cantrell.

He is survived by:
Wife – Brenda Cantrell
Daughters – Dana Cantrell (Richard Thomas) and Lori (Collins) Addison
Step-Children – Lisa (David) Heath, Andrea (Frankl) Manley, Charles and Galvin Gaters
Grandsons- Cole Addison, Dylan Cantrell, and Blayton Addison.
Step-Grandchildren- Christopher, Kaitlyn, and Taylor Heath
Sisters- Susan Sutton and Betty Bell
Brother- William (Bill) Cantrell
Nieces – Lisa Sutton, Christy (Jay) Waller, Lynn (Louie) Willhoit, Becky (Gardner) Hoover
Great-nieces – Maddie & Mia Willhoit
Great-nephews- Jeremy & Hunter Adcock, Bryson Jones, Sam Waller, and Sutton Hoover
Great-great nephews- Connor, Carson, and Samuel Adcock
Lastly his precious fur babies- Smokey and Sadie Bug

The family has requested that you wear Orange and White for the Service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, you can also donate to his final expenses at the funeral home.

Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Visitation was 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 2 hours prior to service on Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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