Marcus Herbert Cantrell, Jr.
June 18, 1926  -  January 3, 2019

Marcus Herbert Cantrell, Jr.

St. Johns Catholic Church
201 St. John's Rd.
Borger, TX  79007
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
7 p.m.
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Funeral Mass
St. Johns Catholic Church
201 St. John's Rd.
Borger, TX  79007
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
10 a.m.
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Highland Park Cemetery
931 Sterling St.
Borger, TX  79007
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Boys Town
P. O. Box 6000
Boys Town, NE  68010

Covenant House
P. O. Box 66330
Houston, TX  77266

I served in the Army Air Force.

On January 3rd, 2019, Marcus Herbert Cantrell, Jr. was welcomed into heaven by Christ Jesus our Lord. He is reunited with his wife, Christina, his parents Marcus Sr. and Magdalene, his brother Russell and his sister Janice. He is survived by two sisters, JoAnn Stearns of Odessa, TX and Betty Howard of Mesquite, TX.
Marcus was born on June 18th, 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Borger at a young age. Mark married Christina Grogan, December 29th, 1950 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Amarillo, TX. He worked for J.M. Huber for forty-two years and was a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church.
Mark left this life surrounded by his children, Kathleen Berry and husband, Bob, Mary Lewellyn and husband, Rocky, Kevin Cantrell and wife, Carol, Gerald Cantrell and wife, Tish, Helena Ambrose and husband, James, David Cantrell and wife, Paula, Suzie Casida and husband, Tom, John Cantrell and wife, Shelly, Patricia Bonner and husband, Alan, Teresa Lusk and husband, Jim, Jeannie Perigo and husband Chris, Angela Goodwin and husband Rod, and Julie Wood and husband, Danny.
He was blessed with thirty-six grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren as well as cherished nieces, nephews and friends.
A rosary will be held at St. John Catholic Church on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am officiated by Mark’s nephew Monsignor Michael Colwell of Amarillo and Father Jim Schmitmeyer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boys Town, P. O. Box 6000 Boys Town, NE 68010-9988 or Covenant House P. O. Box 66330 Houston, TX 77266-6630.


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  1. Adriana Chaffin
    Fritch, TX

    Cantrell Family,
    So very sorry to hear about Mr Cantrell. He was such a good man. Someone I respected very much. He will be missed by me and my family. We thought of him as a very wise man. Gave my son good advise. My condolences to all. My prayers are with all of you. Love to all.

  2. David and Mary Sly
    Fritch, TX

    So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers, God Bless you, may he rest in peace.

  3. Tom Ronayne
    Sweeny, TX

    Kevin, Gerald and family,
    Praying for comfort for all of you. It’s painful to let them go even after a long, full life. I ran into your dad at the gas station when I got my first clunker of a car. He got onto me for not having it greased. Every dad helped raise every kid in those days, and I still think of him sometimes when I’m under the hood. God bless his soul and all of you.

  4. Colin Locke
    Stinnett, TX

    Deepest condolences to all the Cantrell family. My Dad worked in the oil fields of the Panhandle with Mr. Cantrell & always spoke highly of him. They would often pull their trucks off to the side of the county roads & have a chat. Got to listen to a couple of those sessions. Prayers for comfort to friends & family.

  5. Dorothy Price
    Waco, TX

    Praying for all the family.

  6. Ely Coligado

    Our deep sympathy to your loved ones. My family and I are
    praying for the repose of Mark's soul. He became friends with us when we were still in Borger. May Mark's soul rest in peace.

  7. Barbara Ezzell Crane
    Helotes, TX

    Dear Cantrell Family,
    My heart is hurting for you all at the loss of Mark Cantrell. Your Daddy was always such a quiet gentle soul. Maybe he and Daddy can make plans for a Spaghetti Dinner in heaven!

    Please know you all have my love and my prayers. Even tho it has been 20 years since we lost Daddy, I still miss him daily.

    Sending you all my love and prayers,
    Barbara Ezzell Crane

  8. Juanita Thompson Potter
    Kemah, TX

    So Sorry for your loss Kevin. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this time of loss. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  9. Shelia Melton
    Borger, TX

    My prayers are with you all. Your Dad was one of my favorite people. He was a great friend of Lorene's Mexican Kitchen, and I will keep chirping as he always told me!! Praying for God's peace and comfort to surround you all.

  10. Louis and Kathy Dodson
    , TX

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Mark was a good man and it was a blessing to know him all these years. He was a good Catholic who loved the Lord and his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
    Love, Louis and Kathy Dodson

  11. Joyce Shirley
    Fritch, TX

    Dear Gerald and Tish,
    You are in out prayers. So Sorry for the loss of your Dad. may God grant all your family peace and comfort at this time.
    God Bless You, Joyce Shirley

  12. Gene Gallegos
    Borger, TX

    We are sorry for Mark's family and will pray for the repose of his soul, Mark was a gentleman and a friend to all he met, we were blessed to have known him, May God rest his soul in heaven with the saints. He will be dearly missed. What a beautiful life he lived, well done my friend.

  13. David Irvin
    Denison, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss thank God that I had the privilege of growing up and being around my friend Mark the world has lost a very good man and Heaven has gained one he will be missed May God bless the family we love y’all

  14. Betty c howard
    Mesquite, TX

    My great regret that I cannot travel, but I want all to know i will be there in spirit and will add my prayers to yours. I'm going to miss my brother something fierce.

  15. Amy Herrmann
    Houston, TX

    Kathleen, my prayers are for you and family. I am sorry for your loss. Seems your dad had a very full life, filled with many, many grandkids as well as children. Take comfort he has been reunited with your mom. May prayers and love from family and friends fill your soul and bring peace.

  16. Glen Phelps
    Amarillo, TX

    Heaven gained another angel. I had the utmost respect for Mark. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. My sympathy and prayers are for his family. Glen Phelps

  17. Donald and Robin MacAhan
    Amarillo, TX

    I pray that the Lord will comfort your family in this time of loss. Hold your family close and always remember what a blessing you have had with such a wonderful father.

  18. Bart & Suzy Boren
    Borger, TX

    To all the Cantrel family, please know how much you father was loved by all. Has long been one of our favorite people. He has always been such a great example of what a Godly man should be and always impressed us with his positive attitude, even when we knew he was not doing well. He will be greatly missed by all, but happy that he is now home with our savior and his wife. Prayers for all of you through this difficult time, but always know how much he was loved and respected by all.

  19. Dan and Dona Eisenhauer
    Brighton, CO

    Kathy and family!!

    Thinking of you in this difficult time! Such a wonderfully generous man!! Love and miss you, Dan and Dona

  20. Marion Jones
    McKinney, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray Gods comfort and peace your family

  21. Susan Carson Cosby
    Amarillo, TX

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Holding you all in prayer. Lost my Dad in February...never ready to give them up!!! Much love!

  22. Rickey Davis
    Borger, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family , may Christ give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Brother Mark was a awesome man and friend , he will truly be missed.

  23. Jacob Anderson
    Fritch, TX

    My family greatly appreciates this gentleman’s service to our country, thank you. We are deeply sorry for this mourning family’s loss.

  24. James Mosley
    Borger, TX

    Our family will pray for the repose of his soul and are thankful we were privileged to know him - a fine Catholic man

  25. Opportunities Center
    Borger, TX

    Our sympathies and prayers to the Family of Mr. Cantrell. Sincerely, Lida J. Whitehead; Director

  26. John and Lida Whitehead
    Skellytown, TX

    Teresa and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you always❀️

  27. Steve and Pat Searcy
    Stinnett, TX

    Our prayers for the family my the Lord bring you comfort at this time of loss

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