OBITUARY

Cory Randall Cantrell

January 23, 1987October 3, 2021
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Cory Randall Cantrell, age 34, of Southport, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Cory was born January 23, 1987 in Charlotte, NC. He went to South West Middle School in Gastonia and was later home schooled. Cory attended Crowders Mountain Baptist Church in Gastonia as a child. Cooking was his passion, he had worked as a chef in many local restaurants. Cory enjoyed spending time with his daughter and playing video games together with her.

Survivors include his daughter, Heven Backman; mother, Donna Lynne Childers; his father, Johnny Lee Cantrell; a brother, Tyler James Childers and Samantha; a step-brother, David Cantrell; a step-sister, Tamisha Coe; maternal grandmother, Alice Sanders; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Childers; two uncles, Dean Childers and wife Teresa, and Marshall Childers and wife Samantha; several nieces, nephews; and cousins; and his former step-father, Tony Poole.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel. The family will have visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cape Fear Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Cantrell family.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

Memories

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Dynell Smith

October 15, 2021

I wish I would have took more pictures, but at least the memories won't fade. I was always at your house, I don't think there was a time that I wasn't there.. Thank you for always being there for me, thank you for letting me be in hevens life, thank you for being you.! I miss you so much, I'll never be ready to say goodbye, but I'm gonna try. I love you Cora Jean

Kathy and Johnny Mabry

October 7, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Cory. We will be praying for the family.

Cindy Geho

October 7, 2021

Cory, you were my son from another mother. You came into my life when you were a teenager. Always filled with love. I will miss your hugs and I love you's. The phone calls just to say hello and how are you. You left this world too soon. I love you very much always!

Candy Self

October 6, 2021

Cory , was a sweet guy . I remember meeting him and watching him and my brother Derek interact with each other was so funny . I know they are having the same fun with each other in Heaven . My prayers and condolences to the family . Donna , my heart goes out to all of y’all . ❤️

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