71 year old Paul T. Cantrell died Monday at Williamson Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer. Cantrell is the son of the late Wallace C. and Mary Morrison Cantrell.
Cantrell is survived by his wife of 17 years Anne Strange Cantrell of Lascassas; daughter Pamela Needham and her husband Fred of Nolensville; son Don Palmer and his wife Jayme of Smyrna; grandchildren Carson and Quinn Needham and Ainsley Palmer; brother David Cantrell and his wife Barbara of Smithville; sisters Ruby Schrock of McMinnville and Donna Day of Spring, Texas; nephews Anthony Cantrell and his wife Lisa, Bryan Schrock and his wife Allison, Levy Schrock and his wife Susan, Jeff Day and his wife Valarie; niece Jean-Marie Gustavsen and her husband Greg; great-nieces and nephews Andrew, Matthew and Laura Cantrell, Preston and Mitchell Gustavsen, Danielle, Megan and Rachael Schrock; and great-great Niece Holly Schrock.
Cantrell graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1959, earned his bachelors degree from MTSU in 1963, and his masters from UT Knoxville in 1965. Cantrell worked at MTSU from 1965 until he retired as Dean of Students at MTSU in 1994.
A celebration of Life will be Saturday at 2:00 PM at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Murfreesboro. Rev. Nancy Neely Hicks will officiate.
Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM until time of service Saturday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Murfreesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to B.R.A.A. Baseball Program through the MTSU Foundation in memory of Mr. Cantrell.