Charles Homer Cantrell

January 30, 1946October 19, 2020

Charles Homer Cantrell was born on January 30th,1946 to Homer Lee and Lora Cantrell, their only son, in Grand Prairie Texas at Platners Hospital. My Daddy passed away on October 19th, 2020 after a long battle with COPD, CHF and Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. My daddy went by many names he was Charlie to most his friends , my Uncle Don would call him Homer, and he was the only one that could get away with it, his brother from another mother, Uncle Charles from all his nieces and nephews, Papa from his grandsons, many names but only one great man. Charles graduated from Grand Prairie High School where he met the love of his life , Susan Kay Isbell Cantrell and they spent the rest of his life together and had two children ,Carla Kay Cantrell Sponsel and Christopher Charles Cantrell. Charles went to work, right out of high school, with LTV/ Vought Aeronauntics until 40 years later he finally retired as a aeronautical engineer. Daddy loved everything about Texas, he loved western movies , rodeos, dancing, the ocean , his friends ,his fur babies, history, telling his great stories and sharing his memories but his greatest love was for his family and he was always there for us. Daddy is survived by his wife, Susan Kay Cantrell, his daughter, Carla Kay Sponsel, His son-in law David Robert Sponsel ,his sister Alice Mae Cantrell Boswell,son Christopher Charles Cantrell and his grandchildren David Charles Sponsel (Scooter) and Donald Grant Sponsel ( Donnie) , Christopher, Mattia , Ceira and Rina Cantrell along with his sister in law Janet Isbell Stringfellow and his brother in law Gerald Don Stringfellow and all the nieces and nephews. Plus all his beloved fur babies, Scotty, Sugar Cookie,Bo-Bo,Teddy Bear, Prissy and Freddy. Daddy’s parents Homer Lee and Lora Cantrell and his sister Ernestine Kuehler and his parent in laws, Kathryn and Claude Isbell welcomed him home with open arms and love when God called him home.



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David Sponsel

November 2, 2020

Glad we were able to share the last few years together here at the house. And going to miss getting up on the weekend and going to get breakfast together.

Rebecca Lipe

November 2, 2020

Well, where do you start when you remember someone fondly . I remember when I first met Susie and Charlie we had such fun visiting and getting to know one another. They liked my cornbread dressing. I knew we'd be friends. Charlie never asked for much but when I made him a couple of hats and embroidered on them for Christmas, he cherished them and I was told he wore them all the time. It makes you feel good to know that it mattered. Charlie mattered to a lot of people and he will be missed but he will he seen again one day.

Carla Sponsel

November 2, 2020

I remember all the pranks daddy love to pull on family and friends, all the great Halloween parties daddy and momma would throw for me and my brother, daddy being Santa Clause at our church parties and family parties as well.
Daddy was always there for family and friends and would do or give them anything he could to help them out.
Even though daddy worked lots of overtime to care for us he never missed anything , sporting events, plays ,musicals or just outings with us.
If my daddy was your friend he was your friend for life and blessed to have him on your side.
Now he’s my special angel.
I love always love and miss you.
Until we meet again. 💙💙💙


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