September 14, 2020

Mr. Fred Cantrell, 87, was escorted into Heaven by the Lord Thursday September 10, 2020 from the Pikeville Medical Center.

Fred was a Christian of the Southern Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pound. He loved going to church when he was able. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family and will be missed by them all. He was a retired surface miner with over 20 years of experience and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He believed in working for a living.

Fred was proud to have played tight end for the very first Pound High School football team. He was an avid fisherman, teaching all his grandchildren how to cast an open rod at a young age. He also enjoyed hunting and just being outdoors. Fred was a man of his word, if he told you something… you could count on it. After retirement he and Geneva spent most of the winters in Florida.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents James and Dulcena (Stanley) Cantrell; his sisters Goldie Dotson, Eva Cantrell, Martha Fleming, Oma Mullins. Ruthie Dotson, Lula Mullins and Edith Belcher; and his brothers Luther Cantrell, Carson Cantrell and Fitzhugh Cantrell; a grandson, Andrew Duane Dye; and his sons-in-law Deckie Dotson and Cecil Duane (C D) Dye.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years Geneva (Lawson) Cantrell of Pound; daughters Debra Dye of Powhatan, VA and Donna Osborne- Hanahan, SC; grandchildren, Stephanie LaRose and husband Matt of Sarasota, FL, Jayfred Dotson and wife Dawn of Goochland, VA, Christopher Dye and wife McKenize of Nashville, TN, Isaiah Osborne and wife Ashley of Roanoke, VA and Hayleigh Osborne and spouse Vanessa Osborne-Hanahan, SC; great-grandchildren Jonah Davis, Micah Davis, Annika La Rose, Michael Tidwell, Savannah Dye, Isabell Dye, Emma Grace Dye, Cecil Dye, Alejandro Vera, Huxlee Osborne, Valour Cantrell Osborne, Vayahnah Osborne, Pepper Whittle and Nolan Osborne; sister Ella Jane Mullins of Wise; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a host of friends and loved ones; and his beloved dog Moose.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 pm Saturday, September 12 in the Baker Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Tommy Shell and Elder Stacy Potter officiating. The family received friends from 5 pm until time of services.
Graveside services were conducted at 1 pm Sunday, September 13, at the Jimmy Cantrell Cemetery in Cub Hollow, Pound where grandsons and family members will serve as pallbearers.

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Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Mr. Fred Cantrell.