OBITUARY

Richard Wayne Cantrell

January 20, 1936December 31, 2018

Richard Wayne "Bud" Cantrell, 82, of Pekin, passed away on December 31, 2018 in Pekin. He was born January 20, 1936 in Parrish, Illinois to Richard H. and Vennie (Harrelson) Cantrell. He married Doris E. Little April 30, 1955 in Pekin. She survives. Also surviving are their three children, Jon Cantrell of South Pekin, Brad (Val) Cantrell of Tremont and Joy (Kevin) Lyon of Manito; one sister, Betty Wheatley of Pekin; six grandchildren, Amber Jackson of Pekin, Beth Dillinger of Ft. Myers, Jessica Morris of Pekin, Curtis Cantrell of Waterloo, Todd Cantrell of Dallas,Texas and Sabrina Cantrell of Morton; and six great-grandchildren. Bud worked at Caterpillar Inc. for over 33 years before retiring. He was a member of the UAW Local 974 and the Pekin First Church of God. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his grandchildren. A private graveside service will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Pekin First Church of God. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davisonfwoolsey.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard H. Cantrell, Father
  • Vennie Harrelson Cantrell, Mother
  • Doris E. Little Cantrell, Wife
  • John Cantrell, Son
  • Brad (Val) Cantrell, Son
  • Joy (Kevin) Lyon, Daughter
  • Betty Wheatley, Sister
  • Amber Jackson, Grandchild
  • Beth Dillinger, Grandchild
  • Jessica Morris, Grandchild
  • Curtis Cantrell, Grandchild
  • Todd Cantrell, Grandchild
  • Sabrina Cantrell, Grandchild
  • ~ Six ~, Great-grandchildren
REMEMBERING

Richard Wayne Cantrell

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Ron & Emily Weyhrich

January 11, 2019

Doris & Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. We always enjoyed talking to the two of you. He was a great person & a lot of fun. You & your family have our deepest sympathy. Ron & Emily Weyhrich

NANCY TAYLOR

January 9, 2019

DEAR FRIENDS...WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER AND LOVED ONE. PLEASE KNOW OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME. SINCERELY, JOE AND NANCY TAYLOR. GREGG AND SUE SCHMIDGALL AND JEFF AND RUTH MARLOW

julie hamm

January 7, 2019

To the Cantrells, so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

Larry Koetter

January 5, 2019

Doris,Jon,Brad,Joy and family...

I will always remember Bud’s smile, laughter and mostly his sincerity towards me. He had many great qualities but one of his best was his ability to carry on a conversation, make you smile and before walking away passing on some of his common sense wisdom.

I will miss him and God Bless

Larry Koetter

Gina Steinsultz

January 4, 2019

Doris and family,

I was so sad to hear that Bud had passed away. I cannot think of him without smiling. Such a wonderful person and I will always be so grateful to have gotten to know you both - albeit - late in life. You were both so nice and friendly and I loved our driveway talks when I came over to visit mom. She loved you both dearly and so do we. I am sure she was thrilled to see him again in heaven. You have all of my thoughts and prayers and please don't hesitate to call if you guys need anything. Take care Doris...Tobi and I will be by one of these days on our walks...so don't be surprised if you hear a knock at your door.

Gina

Alida Calhoun

January 4, 2019

Condolences and prayers to the family. The memories of his family events and his joy of dancing is something we will never forget. Thank you for sharing him and these fun times with others.

Missy and Pat Flatley

January 3, 2019

Our hearts are heavy but our memories of Bud will be with us forever. Our deepest sympathy to all who loved him dearly.

Phyllis and Peter Junghans

January 3, 2019

Bud Thank You for being part of our life. Dear Doris and Family My arms are around you.

terry caulkins

January 3, 2019

To the family sorry for your loss. Your old neighbor and friend Terry Caulkins

Teresa Hagen (Abernathy)

January 3, 2019

Such love and gentleness with his actions and smiles. Glad to have been neighborhood friends with your family. Much love and sympathy - Teresa

FROM THE FAMILY