Willis (Bubba) Cantey

April 12, 1947 ~ September 1, 2022 (age 75)


Mr. Willis (Bubba) Cantey, of Lugoff, South Carolina, was the son of the late Mr. Gilbert and Daisy Cantey Sr. He was born April 12, 1947, and entered into eternal rest after a brief illness on September 1, 2022, at Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital.

Mr. Cantey was educated in the Kershaw County Public Schools. Early in his career, he worked for Camden Hardwood.  He worked at Sandhill Auto Parts and Midlands Raceway Park in Lugoff, SC.  He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, listening to music, working with cars, watching westerns, spending time with family, and enjoying a simple and quiet life.

He was preceded in death, by his parents; brothers, Gilbert “June Bug” Cantey Jr., Thomas “Sonny Boy” Cantey, and Walter “Bookey” Cantey and a sister, Dorothy Cantey O’Neal.

Those left to cherish his fond memories, grieve his passing, and celebrate his homegoing are his wife, Sylvia J. Cantey;  son, Michael Cantey of Columbia, South Carolina; daughter, Yvonne (Jermaine) Bunyon of Columbia, South Carolina; two loving and devoted sisters, Lillie Lyles of Monroe, North Carolina and Lottie (Joseph) Lyles of Elgin, South Carolina; and special family, Jim, Kelley, and Betsy Burr of Lugoff, South Carolina.  He leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

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September 7, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Nelson-Haile Funeral Home
919 Church Street
Camden, SC 29020

Graveside Service
September 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
2215 Green Hill Road
Lugoff, SC 29078

Interment following funeral service
September 8, 2022

Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
2215 Green Hill Road
Lugoff, SC 29078

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