Leslie Gene Cantrell

July 7, 1971 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Leslie Cantrell Obituary

Leslie Gene Cantrell, 52, resident of Eldorado went home to be with the Lord on November 23, 2023. Leslie, as most called him Les, was born on July 7, 1971 in Eldorado to the late Gene and Shirley Cantrell who preceded him in death. Les went to Eldorado High School and graduated in 1989, the largest class to ever graduate from Eldorado High School. He was active in sports, mainly track, where he got the nickname “Crazy Legs.” Les was an Eagle through and through, he enjoyed watching the Eldorado Eagles play. Especially when his sons were playing. Les was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Even in their rough years he always remained a Cowboys fan. Les had several different jobs over the years, from being a foreman at Southern Truss to his favorite job as a custodian for Eldorado Unit 4 Schools. He loved to see the kids everyday. In March of 1997 he married the love of his life Nedra Turner and through their love they were blessed with two sons, Levi and Brock Cantrell both of Eldorado. In addition to his wife and sons he is survived by brothers: Mark (Vicki) Cantrell of Herod, Eric (Tammy) Cantrell of Eldorado, an aunt: Beverly (Nolan) Simmons of Cave-in-rock and a host of family and friends, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws he loved very much. In addition to his parents Les was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Paul and Catherine Kingston and paternal grandparents Hymen and Margaret Cantrell and uncle Sidney Kingston. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Randall Sork officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, November 27, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website

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November 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930

Funeral Service
November 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930


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