Cory Randall Cantrell, 34

SOUTHPORT — Cory Randall Cantrell, age 34, of Southport, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Cory was born January 23, 1987 in Charlotte, NC. He went to South West Middle School in Gastonia and was later home schooled. Cory attended Crowders Mountain Baptist Church in Gastonia as a child. Cooking was his passion, he had worked as a chef in many local restaurants. Cory enjoyed spending time with his daughter and playing video games together with her.

Survivors include his daughter, Heven Backman; mother, Donna Lynne Childers; his father, Johnny Lee Cantrell; a brother, Tyler James Childers and Samantha; a step-brother, David Cantrell; a step-sister, Tamisha Coe; maternal grandmother, Alice Sanders; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Childers; two uncles, Dean Childers and wife Teresa, and Marshall Childers and wife Samantha; several nieces, nephews; and cousins; and his former step-father, Tony Poole.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel. The family will have visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cape Fear Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Cantrell family.

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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