Mr. Grady Cantrell, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, February 26, 2021.
Grady was born in White County on April 27, 1940 to the late Floyd and Dorothy Roberts Cantrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Roy Cantrell and his sister-in-law Eulene Cantrell. Grady was a man of faith. He deeply loved his church, Bethlehem Baptist. When his health allowed, Grady served in many areas of ministry one of which was dear to his heart, picking up children with the church van. The van ministry included Grady, Charlie Jones, and one mint green van that these men drove all through the community making sure children could get to church on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Grady worked and retired with Fieldale Corporation as manager of one of the hatcheries. He loved to take trips with his family in the motorhome. Camping and keeping his cars and home clean were other hobbies he enjoyed. Above all was his love for his family. Grady worked hard to provide for them and he displayed an unwavering faith in Christ as an example for them to live by. He will be deeply missed.
Missing him most will be his wife of 57 years, Jane Cantrell, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law Troy and Rhonda Cantrell, Murrayville; daughter and son-in-law Paige and Jeff Gooch, Dahlonega; his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Gee-Dad”, Stephanie Cantrell, Derek and Emily Cantrell, Taylor and Zach Gerrells, and Jordan Gooch; great-grandchildren Campbell Cantrell, Henry Gerrells, and Walter Gerrells; brother Boyd Cantrell, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Lamar London, Cleveland; brothers and sisters-in-law Homer and Arlene Cantrell, and Dewey and Mary Cantrell, all of Dahlonega; sisters and brothers-in-law Joyce and Harold Lail, Virginia, and Jane and Bill Odegard, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law Danny and Julie Cantrell, Dahlonega; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Tommy Panter and the Rev. Michael Rodgers will officiate. Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the service hour Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Anderson Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Hwy 19 N, Dahlonega, GA 30533