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Mr. James "Jimmy" Burrell Cantrell, 58, of Valdese, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
James was born on May 12, 1962 in Burke County to the late Julian Cantrell and Betty VanHorn Cantrell. He previously attended Heritage Baptist Church and worked in the floor installation industry. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was well known for his free spirit and open heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Madden Cantrell, an Uncle Guy Webb, and cousins Brian Cantrell and Sherry Cantrell Pugh.
Survivors include his wife, Leisa Stubbs Cantrell of the home, one daughter, Neelie Cantrell Thompson of Valdese, a son, Phillip Cantrell and wife Jessica of Fife, WA, and two brothers, Stephen and John Cantrell. Also surviving are four grandchildren; Adam Ward, Jaydon Thompson, Hayden Cantrell and Dylan Cantrell, a niece, Lindsay Williams and husband Logan, great niece and nephew, Cayden and Chloe,, nieces, Amy Cantrell of Pennsylvania, Aunt, Peggy Webb, Uncle, Harold Cantrell, Aunt, Mary Cantrell and cousins, Susie Benfield, T.J. Benfield and his significant other, Christie Cook, and his Mother in-law, Katie "Jane" McLamb and Father in-law, William "Bill" McLamb.
A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Cantrell family.

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