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Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Lee Cantrell

March 4, 1935 - February 9, 2021
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Jerry Lee Cantrell, 85, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born March 4th, 1935 in England, Arkansas to the late Jacob C. Cantrell and Virgie Sadie May Cantrell. Jerry is survived by his children Larry Cantrell (Jennifer) and Susan Over (Darrell); grandchildren Chloe’ Cantrell and Macey Cantrell; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry spent his early years farming with his mother, brothers and sisters. After High School he joined the United States Air Force and received electronics training. He was stationed at the Air Force base on St. Lawrence Island off the coast of Alaska. During his 1 year remote assignment he exchanged letters with Mary Sue, and when he returned home he married the love of his life, Mary Sue Whitehead, September 15, 1955. Jerry and Mary were happily married for sixty three years.

Jerry was a builder and loved his projects. He started and ran several successful businesses during his career: Cantrell Realty, Cantrell Construction, and Triple C Lumber Company. As a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 60 years, he built and sold countless custom homes in Pine Bluff and Central Arkansas.

Jerry was involved in several professional and civic organizations. He was a past president of the Pine Bluff Homebuilders Association and the Pine Bluff Board of Realtors’ Association. He was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Arkansas Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders. He and his wife Mary Sue were active members of the Power Squadron, and the Star Stepper’s square dancing group. Jerry and Mary were members of First Baptist Church which became the source of friendships that have lasted fifty plus years. The Sunset Bay Supper Club was initiated and became a continuing source of enjoyment.

Jerry’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, boating, wood working, and various projects at his River house, which was his happy place. He enjoyed sitting on the dock with family and friends, and watching the sunset, which he referred to as his “million dollar view”.


Jerry’s primary focus in life was always his family, and he was happiest when he could spend time with his loved ones. Jerry and Mary’s home was the gathering place for countless family events where many memories were created. He had a way of making everyone feel special and was considered a second father by many relatives and friends. Jerry’s life in this world has ended, but his legacy of love will continue through the memories of family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff with Michael Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Mulberry Cemetery in England by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until service time at First Baptist Church. All current state covid-19 guidelines will be in place for all events.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church - Pine Bluff
    Address
    6501 S. Hazel Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church - Pine Bluff
    Address
    6501 S. Hazel Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71603
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mulberry Cemetery
    Address
    ENGLAND, AR 72046
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Mark Deal

Posted at 06:41pm
Susan, so sorry about the loss of your Dad and sending thoughts, prayers and love.
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Posted at 11:10pm
We never got to meet your dad and sounds like it was our loss. Wonderful man. Our condolences and love are with you all. Love, Randy & Cheryl Baker
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Rae Anne McGhee

Posted at 11:57am
With our love and sympathy! Wayne, Rae Anne and Family.
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Sheila Nelson-Pitt'

Posted at 07:43pm
So sorry about the loss of Jerry, I will always have him in my heart. Loved talking to him and Mary over at the river. Had a lot of wonderful memories watching the sun sets with Jerry and Mary. Praying for your family.I pray God will give your family peace and joy in all the empty spots. Sheila and Robert Pitt
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Mary and Virgil Whitehead and Pam Depew

Posted at 11:16pm
To the Cantrell Family Our Love and Sympathy are with you today. Mary, Virgil and Pam
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