John Raybon Cantrell, 76, of the Lucky community of Warren County died Tuesday evening at his residence after a 10-month illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1938 to his parents, the late John Lee and Carrie Leona Young Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Nell Fly, Janice Martin, Nancy Humphreys and Carmine Poss; seven brothers, Jay, Joe, Morgan, Thaniel, Jewel, Prentice and Doyce Cantrell. He owned Eagle Creek Nursery and was a farmer and a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Glenell “Nell” Cantrell of McMinnville; four daughters, Lisa (Jackie) Norton, Johnna (Danny) Goff, Lori (Alan) Webb, all of Smithville and Penny Cantrell and friend Tracy Burch of McMinnville; one son, Shawn (Dohuna) Cantrell of McMinnville; 11 grandchildren, Jacob and Olivia Norton, Nicholas Goff, Anderson, Martha, Emily and Thomas Webb, Barry and Kalie Elrod, Shawna and Eli Cantrell; two sisters, Joan Harleson of Lebanon; Hilda (Floyd) Corley of Tullahoma; three brothers, Elmus (Gladys) Cantrell, Lewis (Wanda) Cantrell and McClure (Pam) Cantrell of Smithville; two sisters-in-law, France Cantrell of Gallatin, and Wilma Jean Cantrell of Smithville; four brothers-in-law, Joe Fly of Hendersonville, Johnnie Martin of Smithville, Ronnie and Thomas Jones of McMinnville; special aunt, G. Ritchey of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Shannon Cantrell officiating with burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 20, 2015