John Pratt Cardwell, 95, of the Preston Community in Martinsville, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his home. He was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina to Thomas E. and Mollie Pratt Cardwell, and lived most of his life in Martinsville, Virginia.
Mr. Cardwell was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Rorrer Cardwell in 2006. They had been married 59 years. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church for many years, a veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII, and a lifetime member of the VFW where he once served as Commander and Quartermaster.
He is survived by two sons, John D. Cardwell and wife, Arlene, of Danville, Virginia and Steven D. Cardwell and wife, Betsy, of Rocky Gap, Virginia; a grandson, Steven Scott Cardwell and wife, Dara, and their daughter, Evelyn Eva Cardwell, of Pulaski, Virginia; two granddaughters, Lindsey E. Cardwell, of Rocky Mount, Virginia and Belinda Rumley of Collinsville, Virginia and her children, David, Mercedes, Robbie, and Tamara. He is also survived by two sisters, Molly C. Wilkins of Murphy, Texas and Becky C. Moore of Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with Tim Mills officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Glenn's Chapel Church Cemetery at 752 Glenn's Chapel Church Road, Stoneville, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5232 Preston Road, Martinsville, VA 24112.
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