Lowell Thomas Cantrell Sr., 77, of Athens, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. A native of Palmer, and a longtime resident of Athens since 1971, he was the son of the late Noble P. and Ethel Mae Gifford Cantrell. He was owner/operator of Cantrell Plumbing and Electric and served as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Athens from 1979-1996. He was a member of Niota United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janie Parsons Cantrell of Athens; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dawn Cantrell of Athens, Julia and Billy Key of Athens, and DeAnn and Daniel Robinson of Athens; one son and daughter-in-law, Lowell Cantrell Jr. (L.T.) and Melissa Cantrell of Athens; 10 grandchildren, Danielle English, Amber Torbett, Paige Mroz, Chad Edwards, Amanda Key, Ashton Key, Caleb Barker, Emmaleigh Robinson, Hannah Robinson, and Rachel Cantrell; eight great-grandchildren; and several cousins who were like his siblings. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Parsons officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Lowell Thomas Cantrell Sr.

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