Timothy William Cantrell • October 18, 2019

Timothy William Cantrell, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, October 18, 2019 after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tim was born on March 2, 1962 in Pensacola, Florida to Raymond and Elsie Cantrell. He was a 1980 graduate of Pensacola High School. Tim recently retired from a 30 year career with the Escambia County School District where he worked as a long time teacher with special needs children and later as a landscape maintenance technician. He touched many young lives throughout that time and he enjoyed seeing all of their successes.
Tim’s love was the beach, Dallas Cowboys football, and time spent with his family and friends sharing huge meals. He had a love for all things outdoors and he especially enjoyed his time spent in Rome, Ga. at the family home.
Tim was known for many things, but two things that always stood out, he was never late to anything and he had a huge tribe of family and friends that knew they could always count on him. No job or task was ever too big or too small, he was a “doer”. Tim was also an amazing father to his three children and they too knew they could always count on him. He was very proud of his children and he loved them unconditionally.
He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Cantrell; mother Elsie Cantrell and his older brother, Raymond Hart.
Tim is survived by his daughter, Nicole Cantrell Blackwell (Ian); sons, Connor Cantrell (Lauren) and Britain Cantrell (Katie); grandsons, Brayden Blackwell, Trevor Cantrell, Kiptyn Smith and Brooks Cantrell; granddaughters Karli and Kaysen Cantrell; sisters, Linda Beahr, Brenda Cantrell (Tami) and Renee Cantrell (Heather); niece Leslie Beahr Sheets; nephew, Rodney Beahr; great nieces Madison and Makalah Sheets, and a companion, Cathy Money.
Tim was a beloved, father, brother, G-pa and friend to all that knew him and he will be forever missed and always remembered.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the many friends and family that have been so supportive during this difficult time; also to Dr. Tarek Eldawy, Dr. Alexander Brown, nurses and staff with Sacred Heart Oncology, Interventional Radiology and Covenant Care Hospice.
A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 5pm until 7pm and the service on Thursday, October 24th at 2pm at the funeral home.

  1. Ms Gerry Cassell says:

    So sorry for your loss. We are neighbors of the Cantrells and Annette. Sending prayers and hugs and love that you will find some comfort. We never met him but heard what a remarkable man he was!
    MrJamie Hendrix & Ms Gerry Cassell

  2. julie jarvis says:

    You are always in my heart. You are missed already, and you will not be forgotten.
    I love you.

  3. Howard Riddles says:

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your brother, Tim. I love your family and share a long history with them. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Tim was a wonderful man.

  4. Heather & Brett Horne says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss! Continued prayers for your whole family.

  5. Tammy says:

    I will carry you each and everyday in my heart.
    I love you always and forever. You were and are the BEST! Thank you for being there no matter what with me and for me. I know you had a come to Jesus talk with those Cowboys last night. You were with my soul the entire Victory. I love you Tim 😘


  6. Valerie Hassell says:

    A loving and caring man was Tim. I had the pleasure of working with him and calling him friend. No words can take the pain away of losing a Father, G-pa, Companion and Friend. My prayers are with you.

  7. Crystal M. says:

    My prayers go out to the Cantrell family. Uncle Timmy was the sweetest man. He is now at rest in a much better place with no more pain and suffering.
    Sending my love!

  8. Pat Shelby says:

    Timmy, you will forever be in my heart.

  9. BC says:

    Thank you for being the very BEST BIG BROTHER ever! You will live in my heart forever. We miss you already! RIP, baby brother!

  10. Patti Benson says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a bright light and now he shines in heaven. My thoughts are with you all in prayer and love.

  11. Cindy Royce says:

    Brenda, what a beautiful tribute to your dear brother, Tim. I wish I would have been so lucky to meet him, but knowing you, I absolutely know what a wonderful person he was. My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are being sent to you and Tami and your entire family at this most difficult time. Sending you big hugs my sister.

  12. Peggy Fulton says:

    My thoughts and prayers to all of the Cantrell Family. Tim was such a kind and caring person and a friend to all. He will be missed greatly.

  13. Linda Brill says:

    Fly high my friend. You will never be forgotten. We will finish that dance when we meet again.


  14. Mitch says:

    Timmy was definitely a doer and a go- getter.He was a wonderful co-worker who’s laugh was contagious. His children were his pride and joy and he bragged on them often. When we would all catch up on Monday mornings you could count on Timmy to say he went to the beach over the weekend and had a great time.

  15. Amy Stamey says:

    Sending love and strength to you all xxx

  16. Dee Riley says:

    To The Cantrell Family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your daddy, g-pa, family, and friends. Tim is no longer in pain. He will always be with you taking care of y’all. Tim was a friend to me as well.

  17. christopher lee neuman says:

    Tim was the type of man that would help you in any way he could and didn’t mind showing people how to do new things. I’ve only known tim for a few years now but I am glad to get to meet and call him a friend. he will be missed but never forgotten.

  18. Tammy Gasperlin says:

    Brenda, Renee, Linda and families, my heart goes out to you and empathizes with your pain. My dear, sweet brother died just 3 months ago as a result of cancer. My love to you all.

    Tammy G.

  19. Robbie Catalfamo says:

    Praying for the Cantrell family during this difficult time. I’m so deeply sorry. RiP Timmy! ♥️🙏

  20. Bobbie Chasarik says:

    Timmy’s skills and heart are part of my home from when he and Renee worked tirelessly to help prepare it for my dad to come home in a wheelchair. Since that work was done some years back, I peridically recall their labor of love for me and my dad; for example I enter the walk-in shower Timmy installed and also recall how he unexpectedly had to rebuild the floor underneath it too! While Timmy and I only randomly bumped into each other at work or the store since then, the many, many years of knowing him and the rest of the Cantrells makes him feel like family. I’m so sorry to his whole family and all his close for the untimely loss of Timmy.

  21. Laraine Beecher says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family.

  22. Mariel & Dave Eisenhart says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. Deborah Bowen says:

    I knew Tim from our ESEAL days. I am very sorry for your loss. He was taken from us way too early. Thinking of you all and sending prayers your way.

  24. Robin says:

    I’m so sorry that Tim was taken from his family and friends way too soon. Tim was always so nice and friendly when he stopped by our department at the Hall Center. I sincerely hope all the wonderful memories you all have of him, bring comfort to you during your times of sorrow.

  25. Debra says:

    So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to all the Cantrells & their families. Tim was always a great guy!!

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