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Carl Cantrell

September 12, 1929 — September 12, 2016

Carl Cantrell, son of the late Clifton and Oma (Barnes) Cantrell, was born on September 12, 1929 in Embree, Missouri, and departed this life on Monday morning, September 12, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at 87 years of age.

Carl married Willa Mae Crewse on July 3, 1948. This union was blessed with one son and two daughters: Lyle Dean, Judy Mae, and Janice Kay.

Carl was employed by White Castle Company and other various government contractors for about 40 years. He also volunteered his time at the Waynesville Nursing Center.

Carl dearly enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren. He loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, he loved running the roads hunting for copperheads.

Carl was a member of Plato Christian Church where he was saved and baptized in February 1996. He attended and served there as long as his health permitted.

Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife: Willa Mae Cantrell; two brothers: Dean and Farris Cantrell; one daughter: Janice K. (Cantrell) Hall; and by one great-granddaughter: Adley L. Cantrell.

He is survived by one son: Lyle Dean Cantrell and his wife, Paula, of Plato, Missouri; one daughter: Judy Ryan and her husband, Korey, of Evening Shade, Missouri; five grandchildren: Julie Parrish, Clifton Cantrell, Caylen Cantrell, and Caleb Cantrell, all of Plato, Missouri, and Jenna Hall, of Lebanon, Missouri; four great-grandchildren: Andrew, Austin, Aubrey, and Ailee; and many other friends and family who will greatly miss him.

Visitation: Friday, September 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel

Burial: Dutch Chapel Cemetery

Memorial Contributions: Dutch Chapel Cemetery in c/o the funeral home

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