Jimmy Julian Cantrell, 73, of Patterson, passed away early Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Born July 22, 1947 in Jesup, he was a son of the late Floyd Hugh and Grace Knight Cantrell. He grew up in Patterson and graduated from Patterson High School in 1966. He joined the United States Marines and served in the Vietnam War, retiring as a sergeant. He lived in Jacksonville, FL for 26 years where he worked and retired from UPS. He returned home to Patterson in 1991 and was a member of Laura Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Barbara Smith Cantrell; and his brother and sister-in-law, Floyd Alvin and Cynthia Davis Cantrell.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Herrin Cantrell, Patterson; daughter, Faith Hall, Patterson; grandson, Emmitt Hall, Patterson; nephew, Tony Cantrell (wife Rachel), Statesboro; niece, Alisha Johns Spivey (husband Todd), Raybon; two great-nieces, Michelle and Lily Cantrell, both of Statesboro; the mother of his daughter, Frances Wright Cantrell, Patterson and several cousins and other relatives.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, from the Laura Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. David Herrin and the Rev. Hilton Morgan officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.