Orville "O.C." Cantrell

April 11, 1927 ~ October 11, 1994 (age 67)


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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