Cannon Hayes Rush


Cannon “Brother” Hayes Rush, 20, tragically passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Memorial Service:
11 AM Wednesday, May 18 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service.

 Cannon was born on March 13, 2002 in Waco. He brought so much joy into this world as soon as he entered it. Cannon attended Hallsburg, Axtell, and Mart schools, and made many long time friends along the way. Cannon was an amazing showman. He loved showing his pigs and he was great at it. He was finally able to “double-dip” the York class his senior year, bringing home both “Champion” and “Reserve” banners. Cannon was also very athletic and loved to play football, basketball, and baseball. His passions were riding his ripstik, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting. He spent many hours online talking smack to his friends on his Xbox. When he was 16, he was given his best four-legged friend, Willow. She was his baby. Cannon graduated in May of 2020 and immediately bought his dream vehicle; his excavator. He always loved to run heavy machinery. At the time of his death, he was self-employed and living his dream. Cannon was always known for his warm smile, and unbelievably kind heart. He cared deeply for others and was extremely selfless. Cannon will forever be missed by his many friends and loving family.  

Cannon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Brenda Rush. 

Cannon is survived by his parents, Ben and Tricia Rush; sister, Kinsey Rush; grandparents, Ronnie and Carolyn Reat; aunts and uncles, Ronnie (Bubba) and Karen Reat, Brad and Natalie Gooden, Nikkey Freeman, and Blaine and Heather Spann; girlfriend, Lauren Aleman; best friend and fur baby, Willow; and countless extended family and friends.  

 The family of Cannon Rush would like to give a special thank you to the Waco Police Department along with all first responders and volunteers.  

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Methodist Children’s Home or Cribs for Canines, who dropped everything to bring Willow home.  


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Cheryl Cooper

    Sincere condolences to your family. Prayers in love sent to your family during this time. Maybe Lord Jesus for his arms around youll and comfort through this God bless

  2. My Sweet, Precious, Baby Boy,
    I don’t know how to tell you how much I will always love you. I am so grateful you had one of your favorite things for dinner with us that night. The last words I heard you say were “I love you Mimi and I said I love you too “ and you gave me your sweet, gentle hug.
    Fly high and safe sweet boy. I know you’re with Grandma and I’m so glad if not a little jealous!
    Love Forever and Always,

  3. Prayers and condolences to family and friends. May God give you peace🙏🏼😇🌹

  4. Our condolences and prayers!

  5. Vickie Kuehl Homeyer-Reise Auth’s grandmother

    I am so sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻

  6. Nancy Steinle

    May God grant you peace and comfort in the loss of this precious boy!

  7. Gary & Barbara Kubitza

    So sorry for our loss. There are no words to describe the pain of a loved one lost at such a young age & his whole future ahead of him. I pray that God helps you through this terrible, heartbreaking journey. Gary & I send our heartfelt condolences.

  8. Cheryl Hughes 💕🙏

    Ben, Trish & Family,
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you both &
    Your family. Cannon touched my heart when he was in my class!! He was one of my students that left an impression on me and will always hold a special place in my heart!! I thank God for having had the opportunity to have him touch my life!!💙🙏 My prayers will certainly continue to be with each of you!! Much love!

  9. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am …God bless you all and may He hold you in His arms.

  10. Debbie King Stohler

    This is a beautiful write up for a beautiful person. Quite a legacy for one so young. I am so sorry for your precious loss. Peace be with you.
    Debbie Stohler.

  11. My heart aches for you all, and my baby girl, Lauren. They loved each other so very much.
    Cannon was such a gentleman and I loved being around him. He and Lauren only had eyes for each other and it was very special.
    We will miss that fabulous young man with all our hearts.

  12. Sharon Hopwood

    My prayers and condolences to Ben and your precious family. May God give you strength and comfort now and the days ahead.

  13. Chaplain Mike Ferguson

    Prayers For God’s Love And Comfort For Family And Friends, In Jesus Name !

  14. Valerie upshaw

    I am so sorry for this great loss. I am so asking God to carry you all through this difficult time.

  15. Cannon the place you held in my heart is forever broken, there are no words to express the pain and sorrow felt from your passing. You were a true gentleman and in my daughter’s eyes, the perfect man. Regardless what the future holds you will always be my honorary son-in-law.

  16. Ben, Tricia, and Kinsey, My heart breaks for you all. You are a family who has triumphed through some hard times. No doubt by your faith you will find strength to smile each day at the thought of his memories. Please let me know if I can do anything.

  17. Larry & (Dee) Lancaster, and Renee Martin & Family

    Ben, Tricia, Ronnie, Carolyn, and Family
    Our hearts go out to you for your tragic loss of Cannon.
    Having just lost Dee in March, we know the pain and grief that you all must be going through.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Dedra Carroll

    Ben, Trish and Family,
    Words can not express the sadness I feel for you and there are no words to say to make anything better or to make any sense of this. Please know we are praying for you and here if you need anything.

  19. You were one of my Bestfriend’s… we grew so close, then I came to college. You always supported me in what I do. My only motivation to finish class and get my degree was the remembrance of your loving support and how you said you wanted to see me on tv. Words cannot describe how much I love you. I’ve seen your growth and determination to blossom where you were planted, and I’m grateful to have seen a glimpse of it. After all that’s going on in the world, you never once made me feel uncomfortable. Our talks will forever run through my head. Thank you for sharing your sweet soul with me. I will forever miss you cowboy. ❤️I graduated my first two years of college in honor of you. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you within these two years. Once again I love you, and I’m proud of the things you accomplished down here. No matter how far I go in my journey, you will always be on my mind.

    Sincerely, Jada Boo.

  20. McLennan Co Jr Livestock Show Board

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. We will continue to be here to support and love you through this tragic loss.

  21. Jody and Cathy Wood

    Rush Family,

    May you feel Gods presence and know that are so many are praying that He guides you through this loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Xavier Rosas & Family

    Uncle Ben, Aunt Trish, and Kinsey,

    Our hearts go out to you all. It doesn’t make sense, and it’s not fair, what you and your family are having to endure. We pray for healing and comfort for you all during this time. Allow yourselves to be surrounded by the loving embrace of the many lives you and your entire family have touched and continue to touch through your daily acts of service. Nothing but love and comfort again to you all.

  23. Candy Duran-Torres

    Tricia, my sweet friend. When I heard that my naphew Anthony Duran was in tears for loosing his good friend I never taught it would had happened to a mom that I know and care very much. I’m so so sorry for your lost my sweet Tricia . There are No words that can take your pain away but just know I will keep you in my prayers. Love you.😔

  24. My sincere condolences and so saddened to hear about brother. Tristan has fond memories of him and is also very saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love! Dede, Tristan and Aidan Lee

  25. Dennis and Mary Tynes

    Our prayers to Ben, Trish and the entire Rush family. May God be with you and help guide you in the upcoming days.

  26. When I heard this news I just could not believe it. I have enjoyed the time that I got to spend with Cannon. I will truly miss my friend and neighbor. So very sorry for all of your loss. I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with him. He was always a pleasure to be around and has so many friends at the park. Thanks for sharing Cannon with us.
    My heart goes out to all of the family.

  27. CribsforCanines

    On behalf of “CribsforCanines” we would like the family to know, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Fly high Cannon “Willow” is safe.

    With Tragedy comes Hope,
    With Hope comes Love,
    With Love comes Family.

    Although I never met you,
    I knew you Cannon

    Rush family is now our family.
    4Ever Strong – always unbreakable
    ~Michelle Ann

  28. Douglas Bennett

    To the Rush family,
    To read of this devastating news is heartbreaking. Please know that from my family to yours you are in our thoughts and prayers

  29. Barb & Andy Degnan

    Ben, Trish, Kinsey, Lauren, and all who love Cannon dearly,
    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of you. Cannon must be looking around Heaven…taking it all in…the colors our eyes have never seen, the music our ears have never been blessed to hear. When he came face to face with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, he must have felt such overwhelming peace and love. We struggle on Earth, as our souls ache for those we’ve lost. Yet they are in Heaven feeling sorry for us down here and thinking, “Man, wait ’til you see this place!”
    We are keeping you foremost in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers as you struggle through the days ahead.

  30. Mike,Bonnie Alton & family

    Rush Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family!
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18

  31. Frillou Family

    In my thoughts and prayers for the days, months, years to come!

  32. Ron and Annette KENDA

    Although we never met this young man we are impressed by the obituaries as to his qualities of service, citizenship and commitment to our Lord Jesus. Our sincere heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the grieving Rush parents, family and to our granddaughter Lauren Aleman. Our prayers are with you all. In His Grip, Ron and Annette Kenda from Perth Western Australia.

  33. James Lindgren, Gary Hoffman and The Tow King Family

    Ben and Family, there are no words that could possibly ease the pain in such a difficulty time. May you find comfort in the many, many memories you shared. Continued prayers as you go forward.

  34. Michelle Starr

    We have such sweet memories of Cannon when he spent time with Ryan…..such a beautiful person, inside and out! Our hearts go out to your entire family Ben, Trish and Kinsey. You are in our prayers.

  35. Dear Reat and Rush families,
    My heart is breaking for your hurting family. Words seem so inadequate, but please know that I am lifting you and your family up in prayers every day. We forget how brief and fragile our lives can be, but we are promised in God’s Word that when we go to our Lord and our loved ones one day; we WILL recognize them!! Tricia, you’ve always had a special place in my heart, and as mothers of sons, we know what a blessing they are to our lives. I pray that the Lord will sustain you and your family every day in the coming weeks, months, and years, and as you turn to the Holy Spirit, He will wrap you up in love, comfort, and strength as you give thanks for your many precious memories.
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
    Love, Ruth, David, C.J., and Mikey Haigood

  36. Amador Gonzalez Jr and family

    Ben, condolences to you and all of your family. Keeping you all in prayers. Our God of peace, love and comfort is with you all.

  37. Praying for you Ben, Trish, and Kinsey, and your entire family and friends. May God give you strength, and comfort you today and the days ahead.

  38. Ben, Tricia and Kinsey,

    Many a night I stay up trying to find the words to express the heartbreak I feel for u but no words can express my feelings so I’m going to simply say I love ya’ll and I’m here for u . ❤️

  39. Earl and Lisa Dumlao

    So sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow feel for your family. God bless you all.

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