Edward Sumner Cantrell, of Joshua, Texas passed away on May 3, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Clarence L. Cantrell and Bonnie Bales Cantrell on August 28, 1940. Ed served his county in the United States Navy from 1959 until 1969. He enjoyed the ships and finding ways to make jokes but never forgot the struggles that ensued during the Vietnam War. After his military service Edward became a commercial plumber; a profession that let him move his family to several cities before they finally settled down again in Fort Worth.
Ed was a jokester that always enjoyed a good prank. He loved hard, played hard, and was deeply loyal. He was unafraid to advise that, “If you ain’t got your word, you ain’t got nothin’”. Family was the most important part of his life and he cherished time with loved ones no matter the occasion. He stayed close to family as often as he could and enjoyed the simple comforts of home.
Edward Sumner Cantrell is survived by his daughter, Tamina Lee Dees and husband Robert Dees; step-son, Michael Anderson and wife Laura Anderson; grandchildren, Amy Anderson Putnel and husband Paul Putnel, Joe Anderson and wife Daisy Anderson, Jesse Dees and wife Liz Dees, Cody Dees and wife Bobby Jo Dees, Michael Schaaf, Danielle Hall and husband Ray Hall, and Mathew Dees; great-grandchildren, Colton Putnel, Noah Anderson, Jonathan Anderson, Abigail Dees, and Rylani Dees; brother, David Cantrell; sister, Kathy Cantrell; nephews, Donnie Eager, Gary Ford, and Randy Cantrell; nieces, Crystal Davenport, Tracey Mikus, Toni Johnson, and Pat Eager; as well as many extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life with Military Honors present will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Lane Prairie Baptist Church 412 County Rd 704, Joshua, TX 76058 with Brother Ricky Fuchs officiating. The family would like this time to be a true celebration and will be in country attire; please come dressed comfortably too.
Don’t cry because it’s over,
smile because a new chapter has just begun.