Raymond S. Cantonwine, 81, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at his home surrounded by family members. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM, Monday, November 5, 2018 also at the funeral home. A Memorial Fund has been established. Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
Raymond was born March 1, 1937 to Leland and Marie (Moubry) Cantonwine in Vinton. Raymond graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. Raymond enjoyed 4-H while in school and was a professional photographer after graduation. He also worked as plumber for Ron Elwick in Vinton and later farmed for Vern Bascom. Raymond worked as a self-employed carpenter doing ventilation work on agricultural buildings. His greatest joy in life was spending time teaching his many skills and stories with his children, grand-children and great-grandchildren, as well as riding around with his dog “Sissy”.
Raymond is survived by his daughters, Kim (Mike Abbott) Cantonwine, Cheryl (Pat) Whitney, Patricia (David) Gunningham, Andrea (Mike King) Cantonwine, Julie (Jon) Vogt, Benita Dietrich; his sons, Steven Cantonwine, Mark Cantonwine; his 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and a very large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Dale and Donald; his grandson, Matthew and his niece, Connie.