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Thomas Coyle Cantrell, Sr. 83, of Columbia, died Saturday March 28, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11am at Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 The son of the late John Thomas Cantrell and Lila Ingram Cantrell, he was born in Greenwood, SC, graduated from Greenwood High School, served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Essex during the Korean Conflict and then upon returning, graduated from Lander College. He moved to Columbia fifty years ago and was a retired banker, serving on many committees and boards in the area and was an active member of Shandon Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Alphus Cantrell and a sister, Joyce Cantrell Devenport. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jerry Cantrell; a son, Thomas Coyle Cantrell, Jr.; a daughter, Jensie Cantrell; two brothers, Preston Theo Cantrell and Joe Cephus Cantrell; a grandson, Taylor Cantrell Dakin and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be directed to Shandon Baptist Church. The family wishes to thank the staff at Palmetto Health Richland, 7th Floor West (Nephology) for their outstanding care and compassion.

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