Mr. Calvin Tivis Cantrell, age 90, of Cedar Bluff, VA passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Clinch Valley Medical Center. Born May 22, 1921 in Buchanan County, Virginia he was the son of the late John Harvey and Etta Grizzle Cantrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Edith Cantrell on June 11, 2011; one son, Spc. 4 Gerald Wayne Cantrell; 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Mr. Cantrell was a member of the Richlands Tabernacle for 42 years. He was a retired coal miner with over 40 years of service and was a member of UMWA.
Mr. Cantrell is survived by three sons, Jack Cantrell & wife Janice of Richlands, VA; Darell Cantrell & wife Dwana of Cedar Bluff, VA and Mike Cantrell & wife Brenda of Christiansburg, VA; one sister, Elsie Friend of Cedar Bluff, VA; 9 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandson and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Cantrell will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, VA with Rev. Ralph Horton and Rev. Bob Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Cemetery at Claypool Hill, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The Family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA from 6-9 P.M. Thursday (findagrave.com)