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Cordell Cantrell

September 17, 1986 — January 15, 2024

Cordell Tanner Cantrell, a brave and tough individual who inspired all those around, has left an indelible mark on the hearts of his loved ones. Cordell was born on September 17, 1986, in Safford, Arizona to his loving parents Robin (Kent) Cleckler and Richard (Kim) Cantrell.

Throughout his life, Cordell faced numerous challenges due to severe disabilities. Despite these obstacles, he remained resilient and became an inspiration to all who knew him. His fighting spirit never wavered, and he never gave up. His determination showcased the true strength of the human spirit.

Cordell received his education from Thatcher High School, graduating in 2005. The love and support he received from his family and friends played a significant role in helping him navigate through his academic journey.

Described as a tough little guy with an unwavering bravery, Cordell brought light into the lives of those around him. He possessed a unique ability to touch people's hearts and make them reevaluate their own challenges.

In addition to his parents, Cordell leaves behind his sister Cassie (Gary) Allred. Grandparents Judy Cantrell, Donna Evans and Nick and Lynn Cleckler, and Mike (Peggy) Gauger of CO, who hold dear memories of Cordell's presence in their lives.

Cordell will be fondly remembered by his extended family members: Aunt Mickey Gauger from Colorado; Uncle Cody (Kari) Evans of Phoenix; Uncle Reo Evans from Thatcher; Uncle Brian (Pam) Cleckler from New Mexico; Uncle Todd Cleckler of Arizona; Uncle Tony Cantrell (Charlene) of West Virginia; along with nieces Loran and Brylie, as well as nephews Jaryn, Wyatt, Roddy, and Weston. Along with numerous cousins.

Cordell is proceeded in death by his brother Edward Jacob Cleckler, grandfathers Dick Cantrell, Randy Evans. Great grandparents Lloyd and Rita Washburn.

The memories Cordell leaves behind will forever be etched in the hearts of everyone he touched. He taught us to cherish every moment of our lives and showed us that strength comes not only from physical ability but also from the indomitable spirit within.

The world is a better place because Cordell Cantrell graced it with his presence. Though we mourn his passing, let us celebrate the remarkable life he led and the immense impact he had on all those who were fortunate enough to know him.

In the words of Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Cordell's memory will live on through the love and inspiration he left behind. May he rest in peace, knowing that his light will continue to shine brightly in our hearts.

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