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Gary D. Cantrell, age 66, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away after a brief illness at home surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born July 11, 1951, in Jolo, West Virginia to Alexander and Reathia Jane (York) Cantrell. He married Josephine A. Lentz on November 12, 2010, in Ashtabula.
Gary was a 1969 graduate of Perry High School. He was an Inspector and Machine Operator at TRW, Valve Division. Gary's primary concern was his family. He especially loved caring for his wife and watching cartoons with the kids. He enjoyed woodworking, building birdhouses, and collecting models. He attended the Geneva United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; children, Travis (Amy) Cantrell, Clint (Krystal) Cantrell, Melissa Cantrell, Shelley (Chad) Chess; grandchildren, Anna Chess, Richelle (Nic) Romero, Heather Anderson, Molly Anderson, Colton Cantrell, Derek Cantrell, Carysa Cantrell, Austin Clark, Ryan Clark, Shay Theil, Chelsea Cantrell, Jacob Cantrell, Caleb Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Chase Cantrell, Nevaeh Cantrell; siblings, Roger (Sue) Cantrell, Jerry (Anna) Cantrell, Steve (Diane) Cantrell, Terry (Frances) Cantrell, Sue (Randy) Morris; and step-mother, Pat Cantrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving step-grandma, Mary Sarver.
Friends will be received 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Published on October 31, 2017
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