Jimmy Ray Cardwell, 76, of Boomer passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with Pastor Jason Whitley officiating. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6 until 8 Thursday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Cardwell was born May 13, 1943, in Wilkes County to Conrad and Sadie Pauline Smithey Cardwell. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a carpenter, a “piddler extraordinaire” and a professional grandpa. He was an avid outdoorsman, around-the-clock superhero and the best man we ever knew.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty Jean Broyhill Cardwell of the home; a daughter, Amanda Boyd and husband, Brandon, of Mulberry; a son, Steven Cardwell and wife, Amy, of Wilkesboro; five grandchildren, Cole Shumate, Jimmy Cardwell, Garrett Shumate, Emma Sutphin and Madison Cardwell; a brother, Robert Cardwell and wife, Gladys, of Millers Creek; four sisters and his fur baby, Peyton.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 200, Fayetteville, N.C. 28314.

Online condolences may be made atwww.reinssturdivant.com.

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