Nathan Douglas Cantrell
Nathan Douglas Cantrell, 32, of Springdale, Ark., passed away from neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer on
Oct. 5, 2018, nearly six years after the doctors gave him six months to live.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1986, in Little Rock, Ark., to Dana (Wormington) Creek and C. Douglas Cantrell. He graduated from West Fork High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas.
He was a devoted father and husband. He met the love of his life Elisha at the age of 14. They tied the knot on April 19, 2017, in Little Rock. Asher was born to the happy couple on March 17, 2017. Becoming a father was Nathan’s proudest moment.
He was an avid outdoorsman from an early age and above all loved to fish. Even after his diagnosis, Nathan hardly slowed down and would take anyone who was willing, headlong into adventure. He was also a half-decent woodworker, enjoyed shooting and editing music videos. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Mary Jane Cantrell, Lorena Wormington, Rayburn Wormington, and Bob Creek; and uncle, Dave Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Elisha Taldo-Cantrell and a son, Asher Wallace Cantrell, both of the home; father, C. Douglas Cantrell of West Fork; mother, Dana Creek and stepfather Dave Creek of Springdale; sisters, Madison Cantrell of West Fork and Ashley Creek (Mickey) of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Aaron Creek (Anna) of Panama City Beach, Fla.; grandmothers, Kathy Wormington of Purdy, Mo., and Mary Hope Creek of Springdale; father-in-law, Curtis Taldo of Springdale; motherin-law, Kim Taldo of Springdale; sisters-in-law, Emarie Taldo of Springdale and Erica Taldo-Phillips (Jonathan) of Springdale; along with aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, other family and long-time friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2018, at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701. In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor his memory may be deposited in a savings account opened for Asher’s college fund by going to any Arvest Bank and providing Asher’s full name and date of birth (both above).
Online guest book, www. luginbuel.com.
Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.