Richard "Rick" Thomas Cambron

Born in Lexington, KY on July 17, 1962

Departed on April 4, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Richard Thomas Cambron, age 56, passed away on April 4, 2019.

He will be remembered most for his love for his son Nicholas.

Rick Cambron was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Field Cambron and his brother, Robert A. Cambron. He is survived by his son, Nicholas Thomas Cambron; his wife, Becky L. Cambron; and step daughter, Ashley T. Cauley. Also surviving him are his father, Thomas Rudd Cambron; two brothers, Donald W. Cambron (Cheryl) of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Mark E. Cambron (Connie) of Goodlettsville, TN; and 7 nieces and nephews.

Rick was born in Lexington, KY. He was a biostatistician in the pharmaceutical industry. He graduated from Father Ryan High School in Nashville. Rick graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Rick earned M.S. degrees from both Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. He was an avid UK basketball fan. Rick was an Eagle Scout. He was an avid gamer, loving anything from a simple card game to a complex board game. He almost always had a puzzle book and pen in hand. Rick was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 8, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. The visitation will be held at 4:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Church. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville, KY.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Skymont Scout Reservation, 6031 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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9 Comments to Richard "Rick" Thomas Cambron

  1. Rhonda Easter
    April 6, 2019 4:38 pm

    Sorry for your lost Becky and Nick

  2. Jack McHugh
    April 6, 2019 11:54 pm

    Here is the comment I put on my facebook feed under the link to this page:

    I don’t know if anyone who follows me knew Rick but we met in 1980 when he was an undergraduate at Penn. He spent one Thanksgiving with me and my family back in the early 80’s. I think he enjoyed himself as much as I did having him there.

    He loved to play “Triumph of Chaos” and always let me play the Reds—the Whites could never win this Russian Civil War game–we always had a great time.

    He leaves behind a wife and 14 year old son. He will be missed.

  3. Debra Diane Ramos-Pacanza
    April 7, 2019 3:10 pm

    I met Rick at Our Lady of the Lake where he was a huge support for me during a really difficult time in my life. I pray the Lord and our Beloved Mother, Mary will grace him with Love . Please pray firm, Rick, and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Your sense of humor and kindness will be greatly miss. Rest in peace and LOVE.

  4. Nancy and Jim Langdon
    April 8, 2019 10:29 am

    Jim and i

  5. Rita Robinson
    April 8, 2019 3:48 pm

    He will be missed dearly. He was such a kind hearted person.
    -Burger King Crew

  6. Tom Cambron
    April 9, 2019 7:24 pm

    Thanks for your comments. Appreciated so much

    Rick’s dad

  7. Barbara H Field
    April 13, 2019 2:29 pm

    What a wonderful video and tribute. Each picture captures a precious moment in time

  8. Matlock family
    April 16, 2019 7:38 am

    We are truly sorry for the loss of Rick. Our loving Creator wants to comfort you with his promise that he makes through his son, Jesus, who states, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) May this promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope for the future.

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