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Willis Cantrell

January 11, 1947 — July 15, 2016

Willis E. Cantrell, 69, of Piqua, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 11, 1947, in West Liberty, Kentucky, to the late Vonnie and Laura (Cantrell) Cantrell.  He married Charlyne M. (Carine) Cantrell on September 30, 1978.

Willis will be missed and remembered by his loving wife, Charlyne Cantrell of Piqua; son Michael E. (Carol) Cantrell of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter Deborah A. (James) Chambers of Piqua; six grandchildren, Alex, Dakota, Aerial, Tyler, Tanner, and Tayah; a great-grandson, Landon; and siblings Cleta Cantrell of Troy, Von (Judy) Cantrell of Louisa, Ky., Terry Cantrell of Piqua, Dennie Cantrell of Piqua, Sherry (Ed) Rogers of Troy, and Scott (Shirley) Cantrell of Florida.

Mr. Cantrell was retired from Reliable Castings of Sidney and had also worked 20 years for Dinner Bell in Troy.  He was a member of the former Piqua Moose Lodge, and enjoyed cornhole and playing softball in his younger years.

A private visitation and memorial service will be held at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, Covington.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.  Online memories of Willis may be left for his family at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373
Tel: 1-937-335-5191

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