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Robert Lee Cantrell

January 3, 1936 — October 1, 2019

Robert Lee Cantrell, 83, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in a local healthcare facility. He was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Holcombe Cantrell; parents, William Jesse and Della Cudd Cantrell and brother, Billy Cantrell.

He is survived by his two children, William Lee Cantrell, of Hixson and Robert Hugh Cantrell (Missy) of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Katherine Cantrell; brother, Jimmy Cantrell (Glenda) of Boling Springs, SC; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend Skip White officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family requests that memorials be made to, Hospice of Chattanooga, 411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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