Orville “O.C.” Cantrell, 67, of Evansville, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Continuing Care Center in Evansville.
He was a medic in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired after 23 years at the Metropolitan Evansville
Transit System, where he was foreman of operations.
After he retired in 1993, he was awarded the Key to the City by Mayor Frank McDonald II for outstanding employee service.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Myrtle Jean Helton; a daughter, Judy Carol Bomns- kie of Houston; his mother, Murlie (Salyers) Cantrell of Miamisburg, Ohio; two sisters, Annabelle Vaughn of Miamisburg, and Maxine Bernard of Franklin, Ohio; a brother, Levi Cantrell of Auxier, Ky.; and grandchildren, Mary Catherine Gore and Anthony Tom Fanello III.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN, 47715, Jerry Vaughn officiating, with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery, where Evansville Retired Veterans Association will conduct military rites.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Salvation Army, or Paralyzed Veterans of America.
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