Graveside services for Winford Harold Cantrell, 81, Thayer, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, at Thayer Cemetery with Brother Erman Croney officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
He was born the son of the late Louie “Ben” Cantrell and Lola Bell Cantrell on February 10, 1940 in Thayer, Missouri and died September 14, 2021 at his home in Thayer, Missouri.
He was united in marriage July 19, 1963 in Thayer, Missouri to Rebecca Frommel.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Frommel Cantrell, of the home, Thayer, Missouri; two children, Steven Cantrell, Thayer, Missouri and Angie Garrison and husband Phillip, Myrtle, Missouri; two sisters, Novella Cantrell, West Plains, Missouri and Lou Wright and husband Buddy, Thayer, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herbert Cantrell, Herschel Cantrell, and Bill Cantrell; one sister, Betty Sue Girdley.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He loved collecting antiques and going to auctions. He traveled far and wide scouting for the perfect “find.” He was a “Trader” at heart. In his retirement he enjoyed going to flea markets. Some of his favorites included Brimfield, Massachusetts, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Shipshewana, Indiana and of course Canton, Texas where he was known and loved by many of his fellow vendors. He was also adventurous. He made several treks thru the heart of Mexico to spend time learning the culture and traditions of the locals on his journeys to Central America. While there he enjoyed exploring the Mayan ruins in Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, September 17, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer, Missouri.
Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc.