Ben Alvin Cantrell, 73, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 in Wortham. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 20 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wortham. Rev. Justin Colquette officiated. Interment followed at Richland Cemetery.
Cantrell was born March 12, 1942 in Wortham, to Gude and Jewell Virginia Ridge Cantrell. He loved everyone he met, and never met a stranger. He loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR and Texas Rangers baseball.
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Libhart Cantrell; parents; brother, Charles Cantrell; sister, Virginia Adair and his in-laws, J.C. and Margaret Libhart.
He is survived by his son, Brent Cantrell and wife, JoAnn; brothers, Roy Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell and Danny Cantrell; sisters, Betty Colson and Linda Harrington; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Adam Young, Zane Young, A.J. Sandlin, Glenn Allen, Ty Scruggs and John Libhart.