Memorial services for David L. Cantor will be held at 3 p.m. today at Madison Chapel Funeral Home in Madison, Alabama. Per David's request he will be cremated and his ashes scattered over Alaska at a later date. David died December 7, 2012 near his farm in Ardmore, Tenn. He was 67 years old. David had a passion for traveling and traveled the world over many times, making long-lasting friends in many different countries. David's favorite vacation retreat was Racotonga, Cook Islands, where he went over 25 times, taking family and friends as a treat. David graduated from Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville State University. David started his career in banking in Oxford, but longed for something in a frontier land. In 1978, he and his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska and he worked with the National Bank of Commerce, then State Farm Insurance. He retired from State Farm after 27 years, receiving many, many awards, before moving back to Alabama to be near his daughter in Madison, yet kept his home in Alaska, spending time at each place. Last year he moved from Alaska and purchased a farm in Ardmore, Tennessee. David lived between his Madison home and his farm. David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, being stationed on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. David was huge in statue (6'10") and in heart. He truly lived the American dream. David is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Dahlia Cantor-Stephenson and her husband, Shane, of Decatur, and Meredith Cantor-Feller, of Syracuse, N.Y., as well as four grandchildren, Dahlia Cantor, Tyler Stephenson, Sydney Cantor-Feller and Addison Cantor-Feller and two step-grandchildren, Peyton Stephenson and Grant Stephenson; two sisters, Jeanenne Cantor Graham, of Huntsville and Mona Cantor Cherry (Howard), of Jacksonville; a brother, Retired Sgt. Joseph L. Cantor, of Jacksonville, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Vista Faye Cantor and a brother, Dr. Robert L. Cantor; his parents, Robert Clarence "RC" Cantor and Dahlia Medders Cantor; his grandparents, Noah Medders and Viola Medders. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.madisonchapelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Anniston Star from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012