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Monday, September 20, 2021

Obituary - Jeffery Wayne Cardwell

Jeffery Wayne Cardwell, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his home in Blairstown, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 PM prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Missouri Wild Horse League and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Jeffery Wayne Cardwell, son of Carl and Shirley Cardwell, was born on June 5 1964 in Warsaw, Missouri.

Shortly after he was born the family moved to Salem, Missouri area. He grew up along Current River. That was his favorite place to be. In 1976 the family moved to the Clinton, Missouri area.

After graduating high school, Jeff worked for Don Bowers at KBLE. He then worked at ITI, Sellenriek Construction, and JC Utility. He retired in 2017 due to his health.

When Jeff was younger, he loved to terrorize the town of Clinton in Old Gold, his 72 Nova. Every weekend he and Poppy were always fixing something on it. He rode horses for years and years. His favorite horse was Mack. They were always competing at horse shows and they always beat everyone. He also loved to deer and turkey hunt. His nephew, Cory, went with him several times. In the spring you could always find him mushroom hunting. But his absolute favorite place to be was on or near the current river.

In 2017 Jeff reconnected with Rebecca Sims. They were married on March 0f 2018 and built their home in Blairstown, Missouri. You could always find them at truck and tractor pulls on the weekends. During the week he enjoyed car restoration shows or detective shows.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca Cardwell, their 4 legged son Clyde T Cardwell, his mother Shirley Cardwell, his daughter Cheyenne (Aaron) McNeely, his sister Carla (John) Pickett, grandchildren; Savannah, Tucker and Mason McNeely, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father Carl Cardwell, his aunt Geraldean Angel, 2 uncles, John Wayne Cardwell and Dickie Cardwell, 2 cousins, Brian Cardwell and Richard Angel.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.