Franklin Leon Cantrell

July 3, 1937 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 84)


Franklin Leon Cantrell

SPARTANBURG, SC:   Franklin Leon Cantrell, husband of Mary Faye Cantrell, died March 28, 2022 at White Oak Estates. He was the son of the late Boyce Lee Cantrell and Virginia Wolfe Cantrell. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family predeceased by five brothers:  Vic Cantrell, Don Cantrell, Wesley Cantrell, Bill Cantrell, and Hollis Cantrell.

He was a high school graduate and served four years in the National Guard. Mr. Cantrell was a retired pastor of Glendale Wesleyan Church and retired from Pet Dairy.

He is survived by son, Doug Cantrell; daughter, Annette Johnson (Danny); granddaughter, Melissa Swofford (Danny);  grandsons, Chris Cantrell, Kevin Cantrell, Josh Johnson (Page), as well as three  great-grandchildren. He is also survived by six step-children, Susan Whelchel (Jimmy), Ronnie Grizzle, (Angie), Jeff Grizzle, (Anita), Shirley Erde (Jonathon), Linda Bodin (Ellison), and Bobby Grizzle (Sandy); as well as thirteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

Graveside service will be Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Ken Hales officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Whelchel, Ronnie Grizzle, Jeff Grizzle, Bobby Grizzle, Danny Johnson, and Wayne Wall.

The family would like to thank the staff at White Oak for their care and thanks to Regional Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Meals On Wheels, 419 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC, 29302.   

The family will be at their respective homes.

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Graveside Service
March 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29307

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