Wayne Lendon Cantrell, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. Wayne served in the US Army from 1955 to 1976. He was the founder and CEO of Veterans Alliance serving Veterans with Military honors. Wayne and his wife Marie were longtime members of Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Murrayville, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lendon and Mary Cantrell and 5 of his siblings.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marie Cantrell; his children, W.L. (Brenda) Cantrell, Gene Cantrell, Keith (Robin) Cantrell, Rhonda (James) Hansard; grandchildren, Zachary and Brianna Hansard, Jacob and Meaghan Cantrell, Jade and Tyler Youngblood, Cody Hansard and Marcia, Liana Hansard and Jacob; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Royce Cantrell; sister, Inez Chambers; 5 sisters in law and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Frazier, Rev. Jacob Cantrell and Rev. Jason Buffington officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 to 9, Wednesday, from 9 to 9 and on Thursday, 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming is in charge of arrangements.