November 21, 2022
Vivian Delores Cantrell Stock of Smithville, TN, passed surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was born November 14, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN, to Russell Evans & Billye Ruth Cantrell. She was a member of First Baptist Church Smithville where for over 20 years she faithfully led a Women’s Bible Study. She previously attended and served in many capacities at First Baptist Lafayette, First Baptist Gallatin, Southside Baptist, and First Baptist Mt. Juliet. She was a Vanderbilt alumnus and retired Registered Nurse as well as a respected teacher, accomplished needleworker, pianist, and avid gardener. Her family always came first and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy and treasure.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian will be on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11am. Bro. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 4-8pm and on Wednesday from 9am until the service at 11am.
Mrs. Stock was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Evans Cantrell and Billye Ruth Cantrell. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Walter Vance Stock of Smithville, TN. Children, AmyBeth and Randy McBride of Maryville, TN, Jennifer and Brian Ledbetter of Cookeville, TN, Stephen and Jamie Stock of Franklin, TN, and Marilynn and Michael Mitchell of Murfreesboro, TN. Grandchildren, Russell Thompson of Murfreesboro, TN, Walter and Margaret Thompson of Maryville, TN, B.J. and Mariah Ledbetter of Maineville, OH, Vivian and Zach Benzon of Chapel Hill, TN, Emma and Champion Buckler of Cookeville, TN, Eric Mitchell of Murfreesboro, TN, Ryan and Jessica Mitchell of Cookeville, TN, and Isaac, Colton, and Camryn Stock of Franklin, TN. Great grandchildren, Lyla and James Ledbetter of Maineville, OH.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Vivian’s name. Ministries/Organizations particularly beloved and faithfully supported by Vivian are as follows:
Living on the Edge Ministries: https://livingontheedge.org/donate/
In Touch Ministries: https://store.intouch.org/donate/general
St. Jude: https://www.stjude.org/give.html
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.