Kenneth E Cantrell

Born on January 21, 1934

Departed on June 6, 2016 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Kenneth E. Cantrell, age 82 of Goodlettsville. He was preceded in death by his Parents Leo A. and Willie Shearron Cantrell, his brother Charles T. (Tom) Cantrell, and sister, Elaine Cantrell. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Newlin Cantrell, daughters Donna Gagliano (Paul) of Hermitage and Janet McWhirter (Steve) of Goodlettsville, and sons Lin Cantrell (Twana) of Gainesville, FL, and Kyle Cantrell (Becky) of Mt. Juliet. He is survived by sisters Virginia Roland of Hendersonville, Annette Harris of Greenbrier, and Cleo Wayman of Portland, and a brother Tony Cantrell of Springfield. He leaves 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was a graduate of Joelton High School and served in the US Army from 1952 to 1956. He and his brother Tom were founders and principals in Red Arrow Delivery Service. They also founded Dixie Airways. Both were licensed pilots.
He was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton. He was an avid golfer and member of Old Hickory Country Club and Tennessee Traveling Senior Golf Association.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville will handle his arrangements. There will be visitation on Thursday June 9 for family from 3-4pm, and open to friends from 4-8pm.
His funeral will be held at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton Friday June 10 starting at 10am. Visitation at the church will start from 9am prior to the funeral service. He will be buried at the church cemetery onsite.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Ken’s Memory to New Hope Free Will Baptist Church of Joelton, TN.

8 Comments to Kenneth E Cantrell

  1. Harry Flo Anderson
    June 7, 2016 6:58 pm

    We lost a great friend and a good person. We had so many good times together.

  2. Harold bland
    June 7, 2016 8:26 pm

    Great guy,Harold and I will miss him.

  3. VScott
    June 8, 2016 6:54 am

    I want to offer my condolences to the Cantrell family. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death and it pains our creator who has promise to bring our love one back to life. Hosea 13:14 says “From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them” Revelation 21: 4 says “and he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore…” I hope these words give you comfort.

  4. Linda and Eddie Romero
    June 8, 2016 12:00 pm

    We are with you in spirit. Sorry we are out of the country and will not be able to be there. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  5. Peggy Motley
    June 8, 2016 7:05 pm

    KYLE, I am so sorry. I offer my prayers for you and your family. May God Bless.

  6. Les Leverett
    June 9, 2016 11:03 am

    Dear Kyle,

    My love and prayers are going out to your family. I am sorry for your great loss. May God be your comfort in this time
    of grief and sorrow.

  7. Janice Nicholas
    June 9, 2016 12:35 pm

    I am so sorry Kyle, your Dad sounds like a fascinating guy, my prayers and with your Mom and all your family.

  8. Rich Miller
    June 10, 2016 12:50 pm

    Kyle, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    I did not know your father but I If he was anything like you he must have been a great guy.
    I pray God watches over you and your family at this time.

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