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Charles Kenneth Cantrell

March 21, 1941 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 80)

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Charles Kenneth Cantrell, 80, of Olive Hill went to be with his Lord Wednesday June 9, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington. Charles was born March 21, 1941 in Pikeville, KY a son of the late, Orville and Lula May Cantrell. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded by two sisters, Easter Lilli Taylor and Lessie Garland; and four brothers, Orville Jr. ,Arnold Cantrell, Mack Cantrell and Tice Cantrell. Charles served his country honorably in the US Army, having served in Germany for many years. Charles was baptized into the Church of Christ. Charles enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening, working with his honeybees and working on cars. Charles was known as a “jack-of-all-trades”. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Goldie Thacker Cantrell; a son, Preston Charles (Sonya) Cantrell of Olive Hill; a daughter, Kernesa Emmitt of Richmond, KY; three grandchildren, Gloria Rena Cantrell, Faith Ann Cantrell and Savanah Nicole Emmitt; a brother, Willie Eugene Cantrell of Waterford, Ohio; two sisters, Joyce (Walter) McClanahan of Elkhorn City, KY and Shelby Potter of Brakes, VA; and several nieces, nephews and extended family who all mourn his passing. Cremation was chosen with no public services. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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