Richard Dale Canley

Date of Birth

May 29, 1954

Date of Death

March 21, 2021

City of Death

Ventura, CA

Ricky Canley passed away at his home in Ventura, CA after battling cancer.

Ricky was the 4th of 8 children born to LV and Louise Canley in Santa Barbara, CA. Ricky was shy but always had a smile on his face. He attended local schools and graduated from SBHS in 1973. He also attended SBCC.

In 1977 Ricky married his childhood sweetheart, Jasmine Young and together they had 4 daughters. Although the union ended after 26 years, they remained very close friends. He worked for Santa Barbara County, 7-Up and Pepsi where he was well liked by his coworkers.

Sadly, due to Covid-19, Ricky’s family and friends could only speak to Ricky by phone. While in the hospital, he spoke daily with every family member and friends ending every call with “I love you”.

He is survived by his 4 beautiful daughters, Andrea Dantzler (DeAngelo) of Sturgis, MS, Adara Philpot (Romell) of Gwynn Oak, MD, Aliyaha Canley (William) of Newport News, VA and Ariana Canley (Anthony) of Oxnard, CA, their mother Jasmine and 15 grandchildren.
Ricky was preceded in death by his father LV and oldest brother LaVell. He is survived by his mother Louise Canley, siblings Lee (Juanita) of Ventura, CA, Donald (Peggy) of Santa Barbara, CA, Linda Thompson of Santa Barbara, CA, Doyle Canley (Magdalena) of San Diego, CA, Teresa Courtney of Lompoc, CA and Debbie Stephens (Zeb) of Oxnard, CA, wife Juanita Hayes, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. The Canley family will plan a celebration of Ricky’s life at a later date.


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