Newlywed loses cancer battle - - Jackson, MS

Newlywed loses cancer battle

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Rick O'Hair's and his wife, Penny, were married January 25 at Baptist hospital. Rick was suffering from appendix cancer and he has been receiving treatment at Baptist Hospital for weeks. His doctor suggested that the couple get married, so he wouldn't have any regrets.

Rick, who was 55, died Wednesday at his home in Florence.

Rick O'Hair and his wife Penny got married in front of people who had supporting them during a difficult time.

"In sickness and in health," said O'Hair. The fact that she's still willing to marry me in the condition I'm in, words can't explain it."

Vows were exchanged in front of family, friends and the entire 5th floor staff of the oncology unit at Baptist Hospital.

Funeral services are Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence.

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