Jerald L. Cantrell, age 88, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney.
Jerald was born April 29, 1934, at Anselmo, Nebraska to Ray and Mabel (Castle) Cantrell, the youngest of seven boys. He grew up and attended schools at Callaway, graduating from the Callaway High School in 1951. He married Donna Jean Morrison on April 29, 1956, at the Callaway Evangelical United Brethren Church. They farmed and ranched northwest of Callaway for fifty-eight years. He also worked for Bosley Fertilizer, Spargo Propane, George Halstead-Gulf Fertilizer, and Bellamy Elevators. He was partner for several years in Callaway Agri Service Elevator and later owned and operated a feed store in Callaway.
Jerald was a fifty-year member of the Seven Valleys Rodeo Association. He and Donna played pinochle with a neighborhood card club for many years. He cooked for the men’s prayer breakfast at the church for over 20 years. In his later years, he played pool at the Callaway Senior Center and enjoyed having coffee with his friends, he always had a story to tell. He never missed the Molly Bee Polka Show on Saturday nights. Jerald’s family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at the Callaway Good Life Center for the care he received.
Survivors include his children, Beth (Randy) Kimball of Callaway, Jim (Kim) Cantrell of Omaha, Brenda (Craig) Manley of Morrill, and Diane (Bruce) Spangler of Callaway; grandchildren, Stacey (Brian) Demery of Omaha, Brooke Kimball of Lincoln, Sarah (Chauncey) Walker of Mitchell, Jodi Cantrell of Omaha, Ryan (Lesly) Manley of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Allison Manzer of Omaha, Greg Spangler of Lincoln, Jenna (Chanc) McIntosh of Broken Bow, and Steven (Erica) Manley of Ord; great-grandchildren, Tre’, Kendall, Katelyn, Kyron, Conner, Carter, Wyatt, Scarlett, Bailey, Waylen, Kara, Cooper, Charli, Jaxx, and Tripp; sister-in-law, Elaine Cantrell of Aurora; brothers-in-law, Fred (Marilyn) Morrison of O’Neill, and Robert (Pam) Morrison of Loveland, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Virgil (Leota), Maurice (Olive), Harold (Freda), Marion (Lucille), Lewis (Winifred and Merna), and Robert Cantrell; as well as several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams officiating.
Visitation is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, at Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway.
Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.
Memorials have been established to the Callaway United Methodist Church and the Callaway Senior Center.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.