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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.



  1. Rochelle Garrison
    September 16, 2021 @ 7:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss Angie and family! Love and prayers for all of you!

    Steve and Rochelle


  2. Donna & Doyle Fink
    September 16, 2021 @ 8:36 pm

    So ssorry for your loss Becly as well as all the family.
    Please know your’re in my thoughts & prayers.
    May God bless you & your family with His peace & comfort!


  3. Audrey Emery
    September 17, 2021 @ 1:19 pm

    Becky, I am sad to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers.


  4. Nancy Landes
    September 18, 2021 @ 9:41 am

    Becky and family, Mom and I are so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. You are in our prayers and
    thoughts and we will be in touch. Thank you for being such great neighbors and good friends
    to my Mother for many years. We love you.


  5. Susan Sharp
    September 18, 2021 @ 5:35 pm

    Becky, Steven, and Angie, Steve and I were so saddened to hear of Harold’s passing and you have all been so much in our thoughts and prayers. Harold was such a kind and gentle man and we enjoyed his neighborliness so much.


  6. Barbara and Garry Hoyt
    September 23, 2021 @ 8:53 pm

    Becky, Garry and I were saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. We have fond memories of getting to visit with him when our class of 1959 met for reunions. He was always a joy to be around. We missed seeing you the last time we were at worship while visiting Ruth and Jan. Praying for you and your family at this time of loss.


    • Lark Allen
      September 30, 2021 @ 5:21 pm

      Becky, my dear Friend.
      I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I think the loss you feel, after 58 years together, is being shared, to some extent, by everyone who knew you.
      My prayer is that many happy memories will calm your heart and that God’s grace will sustain you! 🙏


  7. Deanna King-Smith
    September 24, 2021 @ 8:26 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for all the family!


  8. Gina Lair
    September 29, 2021 @ 7:07 am

    Sorry for your loss. My God bless you and comfort you.


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