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Richard “Rick” L. Hernandez, 52, Kansas City, MO passed away April 4, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. Mr. Hernandez was born July 26, 1959 in Kansas City, MO. He served in the Air Force for 8 years and the Army National Guard for 2 years. Rick enjoyed playing baseball and pool. He was also a DJ for several years, under the name of “Rico Suave”. He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Hall. Survivors include his mother, Maxine Leas; sisters, Lisa Hall, Denise Young, and Jeanette Dye; brother, Michael Hall; children, Joshua, Jimmy Joe, and Ricky Brewer, Jesse and Mariah Hernandez, and Sharla and Daniel Cadwell; fiance, Cindy Fortner; and his beloved dog, Romeo. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, c/o Chaplains Office at the KC VA Medical Center.