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Borger resident Hugh Cantrell died suddenly in Sandy, Ore., while on vacation visiting his family. He was 78.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Oaks Nazarene Church in Duncan, Okla. Private inurnment will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Hugh B. Cantrell was born on Dec. 30, 1933, in Shamrock, Texas, to Hugh Howard and Roxie Ann (Orr) Cantrell. He was raised and received his schooling in Duncan, Okla. Shortly after graduating from Duncan High School, he was married to Mary June Coulter on Nov. 17, 1951. They made their home in Duncan for a short time. In the early 1960s the family moved to Rock Island, Ill., where Hugh furthered his education at the Bible Missionary College.
Hugh served as Pastor in Missouri, Idaho and settled in Texas where he continued in the Ministry until 1976. Hugh and his wife then moved to Humble, Texas, where they owned and operated an alteration/dry cleaning business. In 2010, they retired and moved to Borger where they lived with their daughter and son-in-law.
Hugh was a faithful member of the Trinity Nazarene Church in Borger. He loved to play Mexican Train Dominos and watch football. When his children were growing up, his favorite thing to do was having them all sing together.
Hugh is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 61 years, June Cantrell of Borger, Texas; his daughters, JoAnn Phelps and Rhonda Dickens, both of Borger, Texas; his sons, Ron Cantrell of Lagoottee, Ind., and Randy Cantrell of Austin, Texas; his brother Bob Cantrell of Boring; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Sandy Funeral Home in Sandy, Ore., is handling the arrangements.