Marshall Eugene “Gene” Cantrell, 66, of New Castle went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Waitie Cantrell; brothers Rolson and Alvin Cantrell; sister Beaulah Cantrell, and step-son Greg Elmore.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Wanda Cantrell; daughter Tammy All; daughters and sons in law Connie Stiltner and husband Johnny, April Huffman and husband Bobby; daughter Dawn Elmore; 12 grandchildren Katina and Coltin All, Zachary Cantrell and Joseph Zimmerman, Kendra and Ethan Medley, Shawna, Trey and Taylor Huffman, Kelsey Strickland, David Smith and Dawson Elmore; great-grandchildren Keyona Strickland, Dreydin Greear and Braiden Cooper; brother Jerl Cantrell;
brothers and sisters in law Lonnie Cantrell and wife Jane, Gayther Cantrell and wife Donna, Glen Cantrell and wife Barbara; sister and brother-in-law Debbie Mayo and husband Junior; sister-in-law Barbara Cantrell; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
A special thanks to the nursing staff on 9 West @ Roanoke Memorial Hospital Department of Thorasic Surgery Unit, also to Carilion Hospice for all their care. A special thanks to Donna Spence with hospice and Jake Bond. Funeral Services were held Nov. 12 at Paitsel Funeral Home with Pastor John Burns officiating. Interment followed at Paxton Chapel Church Cemetery.