Richard C. Waddell, 71, of Lehigh Acres, passed away September 7, 2018 at his home. Born December 19, 1946 in Hannibal, MO., he was the son of Carol and Cecil Waddell. Richard proudly served his country, with tours in Vietnam and Germany, before retiring from The United States Army. When not spending time with his family he enjoyed working with computers and watching sports, especially Mizzou football. Richard was a member of both Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra, Missouri and Buckingham Baptist Church, in Fort Myers, Florida. Surviving are his loving wife Michelle Waddell, daughter Tricia (Timmy) Asquith, step son Jonathan (Kailey) Brodhacker, grandsons Kody and Kameron Asquith, numerous cousins, and special friends Scott Yargus of Missouri and Roger Mancini of Florida. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday September 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Buckingham Baptist Church, 4461 Buckingham Rd., Ft. Myers, FL., 33905. Another Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mission Hill Baptist Church, 4653 Business 61, Palmyra, MO, 63461. Following a noon meal, burial will take place in Mission Hill Cemetery.