Robert Lee Cantrell was born the son of Dolan Cantrell and Pearl Davenport Cantrell on August 3, 1951, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and departed this life November 20, 2017, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 66 years.
He was united in marriage on July 5, 1991, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Carla McFadden.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Cantrell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four children, Jeremy Cantrell, Emilee Abernathy, David Nelson, and Rudy Patin; seven grandchildren, Lucas Abernathy, Logan Abernathy, Larkin Abernathy, Layton Abernathy, Gibson Cantrell, Daley Cantrell, and Nova Cantrell; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolan and Pearl Cantrell; one son, Nathaniel Cantrell; one daughter, Franchesca Cantrell; one brother, Dolan Cantrell, Jr.; and one sister, Helen Allen.
Mr. Cantrell was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a heavy equipment operator and worked in commercial demolition.
Robert was a true outdoorsman and loved living in the country and the ozark mountains. He loved animals, especially his dogs and cats. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, target shooting, and most of all, blowing things up.
Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, where he was actively involved in many church activities.
He will be missed by his family, church family, and the community in which he lived.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 27th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM
Burial will be in Fryatt Cemetery near Mammoth Spring with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.