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The Villages
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell

Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell
Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell

The Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell, age 70 of Inverness, FL passed away on April 13, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital.

Pastor Cantrell was born in Seneca, SC on March 26, 1952 to James T. and Norma (White) Cantrell and moved to Citrus County in 2005 from Clearwater. He was a minister of the Gospel and prior to retirement was affiliated with the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn (McKnight) Cantrell of Inverness; 2 children: Sherri Gillespie and her husband Chris of Easley, SC; Traci Schall and husband Jason of Largo, FL; his mother, Norma Cantrell of Inverness, FL; and 7 grandchildren: Byron and Nikolas Gale; Sierra and Kale Schall; Grace, Abigail and Sam Gillespie.

There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled from the New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162, on June 18th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Tamassee DAR School, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686 or to the ministries of New Covenant UMC.

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