Gerald Duane Cantrell was born May 11, 1936 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to Park Hiram and Opal Bessie (Perdue) Cantrell. He died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in Collinsville, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years. Duane graduated from Morris High School in Morris, Oklahoma and then went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern State University. He was married January 29, 1966, in Collinsville, Oklahoma to Linda Sue (Lewis) Cantrell. Duane spent most of his working life in education as Principal of Wilson Elementary in Collinsville, where he retired from in May of 2006 after 42 years. He attended Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle, where he was a member for over 50 years. Duane was also a member of the Lion’s Club and the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. He had a variety of pastimes and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved watching basketball, football, and baseball no matter what teams were playing. Loving family members include:
Steve Cantrell and wife Michelle, of Collinsville
Brad Cantrell and wife Gayle Ann, of Collinsville
Tyler Fair, of College Station, TX
Kaitlyn Fair, of College Station, TX
Parker Cantrell, of Collinsville
Karstyn Cantrell, of Collinsville
Abigayle Cantrell, of Collinsville
Chelsea Cantrell, of Collinsville
Pauline Wilson, of Okmulgee
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Shirley Williams.
Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle with Reverend Charles A. Modrell officiating. Graveside Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2016 at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Tulsa. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Duane’s memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, Georgia 30047. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
— Steve Smith, Sunday – October 9, 2016
A true gentleman, mentor and friend.
— Steve Stout, Sunday – October 9, 2016
He will be greatly missed.
I know the positive impact he mad on my life.
— Clint Smith, Monday – October 10, 2016
13300 East 136th Street North
Collinsville, OK 74021
Sunday – October 9, 2016
Rose Hill Memorial Park
4161 East Admiral Place
Monday – October 10, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Gerald to:
Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Rd S.W.
Lilburn, GA 30047