Mr. Cantrell was born in Alluwe, Oklahoma to the late James and Lucy Cantrell.
During his life, he worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Sverdrup and was a member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Cantrell attended the Multi County Cancer Support Groups and participated in Contact Lifeline where he previously served on the Board of Directors for both organizations.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, and one daughter, Delana Cantrell.
Mr. Cantrell is survived by his wife, Earlene Cantrell of Tullahoma; two sons, Gary Cantrell and wife Sandra of Bell Buckle, and Douglas Cantrell of Tullahoma; and one daughter, Lisa Elser also of Tullahoma; three grandchildren, Case Cantrell and wife Alexis, Aimee Cantrell and Chrys Cantrell; one brother James Allen Cantrell Jr. and wife Doneta of OK, two sisters, Velma McClanahan ! of OK, and Ronda Allison of KS, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at Chelsea Cemetery in Chelsea, OK.
A celebration of life service at First Baptist Church in Tullahoma, TN will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multi County Cancer Support Network P.O. Box 1355 Tullahoma, TN 37388 or Hospice Compassus at Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. 110 East Lauderdale Street Tullahoma, TN 37388.