Otis Leslie Cantrell

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Otis Leslie Cantrell

August 02, 1936 - February 19, 2019

Otis Leslie Cantrell ALEXANDRIA [mdash] MSGT Otis Leslie Cantrell, 82, of Alexandria, died Feb. 19, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Paynesville, West Virginia, to Wilburn and Lady Belle (Rowe) Cantrell.
He retired as a MSGT after 20 years with the United States Air Force and 22-plus years as a veteran representative with Indiana Workforce Development in Marion.
He was a 1954 graduate of Iaeger High School in West Virginia. He loved to garden, bowl, listen and play music, especially the guitar. He was awarded as a Distinguished Hoosier in 2003 by Gov. Frank O'Bannon. He was awarded two Air Force Commendation Medals and Meritorious Service Medal. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in West Virginia and Air Force Sgt. Association.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jean (Horn) Cantrell of Alexandria, whom he married on Aug. 7, 1956, in Lebanon, Virginia; two children, David (Ann) Cantrell of Anderson and Katrinia (Michael) Trace of Sugarcreek Township, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Beverly Cantrell of Chesterfield; sister, Barbara (Robert) White of Lapel; six grandchildren, Jenessa (Chris) Regan of Kettering, Ohio, Major Christina (Dan) Balocki of Sterling, Virginia, Tarah (Laurence) Brown of Chicago, Illinois, Regina (John) Kinzfogl of Oakland, California, Otis M. (Kari) Cantrell of Bloomington, and Megan Cantrell of Anderson; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Geoia Cantrell; son, Jeffrey Cantrell; six brothers, Leonard, James, Wilson, Alex, Wilburn Jr. and Noah Cantrell; and a sister, Ella Jones.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Burial will take place in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria with military graveside rites.
Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Parkinson's Foundation.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Summitville Convalescence Center and Community Hospital ICU staff for all of their excellent care and compassion during Otis' illness.
Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service handled the funeral arrangements.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on February 21, 2019
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