Calvin Cantrell

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Almos Calvin Cantrell, Sr.

Born Jun 27, 1932
Place of birth missing

Long-term resident of Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Died January 13, 2018 (aged 85)
Political Party Republican
Spouse Dorothy Adcock Cantrell (married 1952-2018, his death)

Beth Whittington
Calvin Cantrell, Jr.
Paul Cantrell 

Religion Southern Baptist clergyman

Almos Calvin Cantrell, Sr. (June 27, 1932 – January 13, 2018), was a Southern Baptist clergyman from Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a minister for nearly seventy years.

Cantrell surrendered to the ministry at the age of sixteen at the Louisiana Baptist Encampment in Mandeville in St. Tammany Parish in south Louisiana. For twenty-two years, he was associate evangelism director for the Louisiana Baptist Convention in Alexandria. In 1971, he was named "Outstanding Pastor" by the LBC. He received the Doctor of Divinity degree in 1980. He was listed in Who's Who in Religion in 1977 and again in 1991. In 1982, he was named president of the state evangelism directors. He directed for the LBC fourteen overseas crusades to Australia, South Korea, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong, among several locations. In 1999, he was named to Who's Who in the South.[1]

The Reverend Cantrell died at the age of eighty-five and was survived by his wife of sixty-five years, the former Dorothy Adcock. The couple has three children, Beth Whittington and husband, Buster, of Lecompte in Rapides Parish; Calvin Cantrell, Jr., and wife, Brenda Darlene Cantrell, and Paul Edward Cantrell and wife, Rhonda, of Ball in Rapides Parish. Services were held at the St. Clair Baptist Church in Boyce, north of Alexandria in Rapides Parish, where the Cantrells lived in their retirement. Officiating were the Reverends Lynn Clayton, Don Mabry, and Randy Ellis.[1]  


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Reverend Doctor Calvin Cantrell obituary. The Shreveport Times (January 14, 2018). Retrieved on January 16, 2018.