Jeffery Cantrell

Jeffery Lynn Cantrell


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Jeffery Lynn Cantrell, age 59, of Gaston, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, January 28th, 2022 in Lexington, South Carolina. 

He was born on October 11th, 1962, to Donald and Naomi Cantrell (Eitinear) in Defiance, Ohio. He attended Defiance city schools. In 1999, he moved to Gaston, South Carolina. Jeff was a skilled carpenter, which he took much pride in.

Jeff was a kind-hearted and generous man, with a sense of humor like no other. He had an infectious laugh that was sure to make everyone smile. He had a passion for music and loved to sing and do karaoke. He also loved to watch Ohio State and Cleveland Browns football. Jeff was a very special person, and he will be so dearly missed by his friends and loved ones. 

Jeff is survived by his mother, Naomi Cantrell Fisher, of Lexington, SC, his soulmate of over 20 years, Pam (Richardson) Cantrell, of Gaston, SC; his three children, Travis, Dustyn, and Vanessa Cantrell, all of Defiance, OH; Pam's two children, Jeremy Lange, of Morrisville, N.C and Shannon Taylor, of Defiance, OH; his grandchildren, BreAnna, Dominic, Megan and Abram Cantrell, Madison and Baylee Taylor, all of Defiance, OH and Oliver and Gavin Lange, of Morrisville, NC; his brother, Greg (Elizabeth) Cantrell; his nephews Jason and Joshua (Kayce) Cantrell; and a great nephew and niece, Cohen and Sarah-Katherine Cantrell, all of West Columbia, SC. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Cantrell, his sister, Pamela Schlegel, and his nephew, Brian Schlegel. Jeff also had a beloved cat, Bucky, and their remains will be buried together. 

A family dinner was held in South Carolina to remember our sweet Jeff. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Defiance, Ohio, where his friends and family will be welcomed together to rejoice in his memory. His remains will be buried at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio. 

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the "tribute wall" tab above.


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