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Cantwell Sr., Gary Thomas

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October 9, 1946 - May 13, 2014

Cantwell Sr., Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas Cantwell Sr.

67 years old


North Richland Hills, TX

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Cantwell. His son, Gary Cantwell Jr. and his wife Christina, His grandchildren Makayla, Makenzie and Jordan. His daughter, Cynthia Sark and her spouse, Ron and grandchildren Caleb, Emily and Chloe. Brothers Lewis and Tommy Cantwell, and sisters Jovada Day, of Jacksonville, FL and Caroline. He is proceeded in death by his parents, General Thomas Cantwell and Jessica Belew.

His dogs: Buddy, Gidget, and Murphy and cats: Makayla, Bob, Jeff, and Carly Rae. He also had numerous ducks, turtles, toads, fish…Gary had a great love of animals. He and Sandy were always rescuing animals! He has many of his pets waiting for him in Heaven.

Gary served his country -1964-1970- Navy USS Kitty Hawk – Honorable Discharge Navy 1970. Served in Vietnam War.

Gary loved Dale Earnhardt. He was world famous for his ribs he made out at Texas Motor Speedway!

He worked for TexComm for twelve years and became like a Papa to all who worked there. He was much loved by all who knew him.

Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Northwood Church, 1870 Rufe Snow Dr, Keller, TX 76248.

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May 20, 2014 1:53PM

Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

Tammy Salinas

May 18, 2014 11:17AM

Sandy we're so sorry for your loss. Gary was a kind and caring man and he will be missed. You're in our prayers and we're here if you need anything.

Lexie Veselica

May 17, 2014 9:39AM

Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your dad sounds like a very special person. I also believe heaven is full of animals.

Alida Machado

May 16, 2014 12:44PM

Cindy, sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.


May 16, 2014 8:59AM

Gary was one of the first persons that I met working for the city of Frisco 9 years ago. He made quite an impression on me. He was professional, but had that sweet personality that made you forget about work. Especially when we talked about the mutual love we had for animals. Gary was a great guy and will be missed from the city of Frisco. My condolences to the family. Linda

Kyndall Potts

May 16, 2014 8:27AM

Cindy (and family), I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad sounds like he was an amazing and special person.

Leatha Nash

May 15, 2014 5:01PM

Lee and I were blessed to have met Gary Sr through our son in law Gary Jr. Gary Sr. will be missed he is no longer in pain and even though it hurts those of us close to him it is a blessing for him. Love u dad u will always be in our thoughts. Till we meet again xo.