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Robert Cantrell
Robert Cantrell

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.



  1. Don Hopper
    November 23, 2017 @ 5:25 am

    Robert sure was a good friend of mine and I will surely miss him. We talked often. I learned a lot listening to Robert and was glad we were friends. Iā€™m happy to know he will be dynamiting gold for the streets of Heaven. And this goes with saying from one dynamite man to another. Don Hopper


  2. Traci Komm
    November 24, 2017 @ 9:01 am

    I’m so sorry about Robert. We loved seeing him. He always had a smile on his face. If you need ANYTHING just let me know! Love You!!!


  3. Daryl parker
    November 25, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

    The greatest man I have ever known. He will truly be missed by all that ever met him. He was a friend to all creatures, big and small. And would go out of his way to help anyone in need. I was fortunate to call him my best friend. I hope he knew how much I loved him, even if the manly side of me would rarely allow me to say it. A monumental regret, that will haunt me until we meet again. He will always be remembered. One of gods greatest sons. And my friend…. Daryl b. Parker


  4. Jason Puckett
    November 26, 2017 @ 5:09 am

    Robert was more than a Friend he was my Best Friend and Brother in Arms, Full of knowledge with the Biggest Heart and Our Lord has called Him Home, I will miss our talks greatly and the wisdom you taught me will never be forgotten. I take Solace in knowing you are in Heaven without Worry or Pain so you can rest easy Brother we got it from here!!


  5. Charlotte Rae Minogue
    November 28, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    I met Rob in 1969 and he has been a good friend. I was so sad to hear he went home to be with Jesus but rejoice in knowing that we will see him again in heaven. He was a kind person and I enjoyed our talks. When I met Rob he was kind and gentle and never would have thought he would get into demolitions. Just goes to show that at a young age we don’t always know what people will become. My heart goes out to his wife and children. He will truly be be missed. I will miss our talks about the Lord and the political scene. He will be in that crowd of witnesses cheering us to keep running the race,and not to look back because we aren’t going that way.


  6. Connie
    December 3, 2017 @ 1:04 am

    Love you always Tarzan love Jane šŸ˜‰


  7. Cynthia Erickson
    December 4, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    Rob and I met when we were 19 we married, and had two boys together. Nathaniel who Rob is with in Heaven today and sing prasies to Our Lord Jesus!!!!! Jeremy is here with His wife Tara . He reminds me so much of Rob!! I will always remember,miss and Love Him!!!


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