Memorial services for Mr. Joe Hollis Cantrell, age 81, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Adams officiating.
Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until time of service on Sunday.
Mr. Cantrell passed away Thursday, November 27 at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born in Overton County, TN, the son of the late Hillary Alvin and Audie Mae Smith Cantrell. He was a retired sheet metal worker at Carrier in Morrison. Joe served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, was a union steward, and a member of the Executive Board Committee. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening.
In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maureen Cantrell Morgan and Alene Cantrell Harner; and one brother, James Alvin Cantrell. He is survived by his loving wife, June Bush Cantrell of Manchester; one daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Youngblood; one son, Danny Cantrell of Manchester; four granddaughters, Amber (Keith) Boehman of Manchester, Kimberly (Barry) Smith of Tullahoma, Patti (Michael) Skipper of Hillsboro, and Tina (Kyle) Newlin of Manchester; four great grandsons, Brent Boehman, Ryan Smith, Connor Smith, Blake Smith; three great granddaughters, Ashley Smith, Haleigh Skipper, and Cara Newlin; and one great granddaughter expected in March 2015, Blakely Boehman, and one sister, Christine (Junior) Fletcher of Manchester.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.