Bruce Edward Cantrell, 77, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Cantrell was born October 21, 1934, in Avery County to the late Cleophas and Mattie Wright Cantrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Cleophas Cantrell, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Cantrell, a son, Charlie Cantrell, and wife Juanita, a daughter, Lydia Hoilman and husband, Keith Hoilman; four grandchildren, Charlie Cantrell, Lila Cantrell, Josh Hoilman and Jessica Hoilman; two stepsons, Vince Ingram and Brian Ingram and wife, Joanna, four step grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsey, Christian, and Blake; a brother, Jack Cantrell, a sister, Rita Taylor and husband, Page Taylor, and several nieces and nephews; also, Mr. Cantrell’s constant companion and man’s best friend, Twigg.
Mr. Cantrell was a retired carpenter and Christmas tree grower. He enjoyed farming, riding his four-wheeler and spending time with family.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 26, at 2 PM in the chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, in Newland, with Pastor Jim Shoupe officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the funeral hour. Interment follows at the Hughes Cemetery on Squirrel Creek.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Cantrell family.