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Jackie Randall Cantrell Sr.

May 25, 1939 August 10, 2019
Jackie Randall Cantrell Sr.
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Obituary for Jackie Randall Cantrell Sr.

CANTRELL, Jackie Randall Sr., 80 of Springfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 25, 1939 in Oil Springs, Kentucky to the late Burl "Whitey" and Gladys (Meade) Cantrell. He graduated from Oil Springs High School in 1957 where he was frequently remind us that he skipped the 5th grade. On August 23, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Donna (Blanton) Cantrell and they celebrated 38 years together. In 1957, after graduation he began a career as a tool dresser in the oil fields in Johnson County, Kentucky. He then took a position as a well shooter with American Glycerin where he drove a nitroglycerin truck to work every day. In 1969, Jack decided to move his family to Springfield, Ohio and began a long time career at General Motors as a job setter. In 2005, after 36 years he retired from GM. He enjoyed being with his family, he had a special love for his grandkids, he loved mowing his yard, watching his favorite college basketball team, Kentucky Wildcats. During March Madness he could be found in his chair watching every single game of the tournament. Go Big Blue! Jack is survived by his girlfriend, Becky Tester, along with his three children: Lovena "Nicki" and Don Nichols, Jackie Cantrell Jr., Michelle and Ron Jordan all of Springfield; three grandchildren, Deric (Lauryn) Nichols, Jordan Nichols, and Sydnee Jordan and one precious great granddaughter, Saylor as well as his brother, Wade (Sharon) Cantrell of Oil Springs, Kentucky. He had many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sue and a brother, Burl "Skip". Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center. An additional visitation will be on Friday, August 16 from 12:00-2:00 with his funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Jack will be laid to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com


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Visitation

Thursday

15

Aug

6:00 PM 8/15/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/15/2019 8:00:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Visitation

Friday

16

Aug

12:00 PM 8/16/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Service

Friday

16

Aug

2:00 PM 8/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ferncliff Cemetery Final Resting Place

501 West McCreight Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504

501 West McCreight Ave. Springfield 45504 OH
United States
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