November 8, 1933 - November 9, 2017
Mr. Jeffie Eugene “Gene” Cantrell, 84, of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mr. Cantrell was born on November 8, 1933, to the late Jim Riley Monroe Cantrell and Alma Williams Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was a Veteran in the United States Army as a diesel mechanic from 12/9/54 to 12/7/56 as Specialist Third Class at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Mr. Cantrell worked for Gold Kist Feed Mill from 1960-1983 and Tom Akin Electric from 1983-2003 of which 1995-2003 was part time. He was a faithful member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church since 1969 and a deacon since 1975, always thanking God for his health and strength. Mr. Cantrell faithfully served Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Vacation Bible School for 35 years with perfect attendance for every planning meeting, parade, and every night attendance. He served as teacher for the Jr. Boys Class ages 9-12 for 28 of the 35 years of Vacation Bible School as well as Jr. Boys Class Sunday School teacher. His favorite verse was Mark 8:36. The members of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church will remember him by his saying “Little is much when God is in it”. Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Bone Cantrell; his parents Jim and Alma Cantrell; brother, Mark Cantrell; father and mother in law, Sharon and Violet Bone; step great granddaughter Khloey Allen; sister and brother in laws Sue Cantrell, Linda Cantrell, Patricia Cantrell, Ray Lawrence, and Richard and Lawson Bone. Mr. Cantrell is survived by three daughters, Debra (Johnny) Payne, Peggy (Bob) Allen, and Gail (Matt) Fowler; a son Jeff Cantrell; grandchildren Angela Payne, Jason (Sherry) Payne, Jeremy (Erica) Forsyth, Jake (Crystal) Hill, Jessica Hill, Taylor and Caroline Cantrell; great grandchildren BreeAnna, Jasmine, and Colton Forsyth, Kelsey and Aiden Hill, and Laine Sewell; step grandchildren Misty Allen, Brad (Arwen) Allen; step great grandchildren Kenny Jinks, Presley, Riley, Aubrey, Finley, and Charley Allen; brothers and sisters Elaine (James) Dupree, Lamar (Linda) Cantrell, Betty Sue (Melvin) Scott, Catherine (Alton) Hufstetler, Rufus (Kathy) Cantrell, Raiford (Pat) Cantrell, Bill Cantrell, James (Billie Ann) Cantrell; sister in law Joyce Lawrence; numerous nieces and nephews, special friends Tonya Thacker, Tab Hester, and Tyler Leamer. Funeral services for Mr. Cantrell will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Taylorsville with Pastor Brent Edwards and Rev. Ricky Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of the church’s cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Charlie Cox, LC Cornwell, Glenn Wimpy, Billy Ward, Joe Rutland and Zach Whitener in memory of Van Williams, Greg Dyer, Michael Bagley, and walking with Charlie Cox will be Justin Spires. The family will receive friends at Freeman Harris Funeral Home on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family of Mr. Gene Cantrell. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral service for Mr. Jeffie Eugene “Gene” Cantrell.
Mr. Jeffie Eugene “Gene” Cantrell, 84, of Taylorsville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mr. Cantrell was born on November 8, 1933, to the late Jim Riley Monroe Cantrell... View Obituary & Service Information
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