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Charles married Helen Wallis and to this union was born five daughters: Cathy, Marla, Cayla, Melanie and Teresa.
Charles is preceded in death by wife, Helen, and daughter, Cayla, siblings Wayne and Wilene, and his parents.
Charles is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter Cathy and her husband Don, daughter Marla and her fiancé Russell, daughter Melanie, daughter Teresa and her husband Terry; grandchildren Chris, Mandy and her husband Dustin, Uriah, Rheanna, Nathan and his wife Karen, and Halie; great-grandchildren Aleah, Kaden, Allison, Avery, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, and Josie; and his brother Merl; along with many cousins and numerous friends.
One could speak of Charles’ accomplishments for they are many, but his greatest was the strong-knit family he created. Charles Cantwell lived life to the fullest. He touched many lives through his generosity and love.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lion’s Club of Ava, Mo.
Friends and family shared in the celebration of Charles’ life at the First Southern Baptist Church of Ava on Dec. 6, 2011.