Condolences – Lonnie (Lon) Howard Cantrell

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 31 Dec 11 - 0 Comments

SEADRIFT: Lonnie (Lon) Howard Cantrell, 80, passed away surrounded by loved ones, early Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, of complications from pneumonia after hip surgery. He was born on June 25, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif., and lived throughout the southwest and midwest, as well as Central America. After retiring from sales, he and his wife moved to the Texas coast. He had been married to Mary June Hardy for 49 years. They enjoyed traveling and playing golf with friends.

He is survived by his wife, his children, Marguerite Newcomb, Jon Cantrell, Alan Cantrell, and Cristin Gaffney; son-in-law Glenn Gaffney, daughters-in-law Terisha Cantrell and Julie Flanagan; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alta Leah Martin and Theodore Roscoe Cantrell.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be given in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Memorial Service for Lon Cantrell in Seadrift is scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at 6th Street on the Seadrift Bayfront. Come help us celebrate the life of this extraordinary man and friend.

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