CW2 Gary R. Cantrell was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/09/2023 at the age of 76.1 from Heart attack
Jasper, GA
Flight Class 70-27
Date of Birth 08/16/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 70-71
This information was provided by Wife - Obit

More detail on this person: Gary Cantrell, age 76, died of a massive heart attack on Monday, October 9th, at his home in Jasper, Georgia. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jane Cantrell, and his two daughters, Jenni (Brian) Russell and Christi (Clint) Newton, both of North Carolina, along with 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Sheri (Allen) Edwards of Tennessee and his brother, John Cantrell, of Florida, along with 5 cousins, Gary was predeceased by his parents, John W. Cantrell and Mildred Greene Cantrell. Gary was dearly loved by his family and friends, and he will be deeply missed. Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a decorated Cobra Pilot and then worked a full career in computer programing, primarily in the Atlanta area. He was perpetually curious about how things worked, and he always had several projects in progress. In his retirement he filled his days with feeding birds, chopping wood, flying his drone, gardening, woodworking, walking, clearing roads on his land, and lately, operating his ham radio. He had recently been studying for his FAA drone license. Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Burial information: Georgia National Cemetery

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