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December 23, 1941 ~ October 21, 2019 (age 77)

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Lowell Thomas Cantrell Sr.

Age 77

Of Athens

Passed away Monday, October 21, 2019

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens


A native of Palmer, TN. and longtime resident of Athens since 1971, he was the son of the late Noble P. and Ethel Mae Gifford Cantrell. He was owner/operator of Cantrell Plumbing and Electric and served as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Athens from 1979-1996. He was a member of Niota United Methodist Church.


Survivors include his wife of 53 years,

   Janie Parsons Cantrell of Athens

Three daughters and two sons-in-law,

   Dawn Cantrell of Athens

   Julia and Billy Key of Athens

   DeAnn and Daniel Robinson of Athens

One son and daughter-in-law,

   Lowell Cantrell Jr. (L.T.) and Melissa Cantrell of Athens

10 grandchildren: Danielle English, Amber Torbett, Paige Mroz, Chad Edwards,  Amanda Key, Ashton Key, Caleb Barker, Emmaleigh Robinson, Hannah Robinson, and Rachel Cantrell

8 great grandchildren

Several cousins whom were like his siblings.


Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Parsons officiating.  


The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


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October 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
October 23, 2019

7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

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