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Joseph Samuel "Jodie" Cantey, Jr.
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Joseph Samuel Cantey, Jr., (Jodie), 83, of Mount Pleasant, SC, loving husband of Carolyn Monserrat Cantey died, Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his home with family by his side. Born November 17, 1934 in Charleston, SC, he was the son to the late Joseph Samuel Cantey and Cleo Purse Cantey. A graduate of Bishop England High School, he was active in many sports and club activities. He was elected “Most Athletic” in his senior year. After high school, he was actively involved in coaching and umpiring little league teams and also officiated high school and semi-pro games. In 1952, Mr. Cantey started working for the Post and Courier in the newspaper distribution department, as well as the stereotyping department and mail room. He retired from the newspaper as a pre-print coordinator after a 44 year career. Jodie was a past president of the Bishop England Alumni Association and a member of the SC Football Officials Association and Stella Maris Catholic Church. He was a devoted husband and father and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Cantey of Mt. Pleasant, SC; sons, Joseph S. Cantey, III of Summerville, David Andrew Cantey and his wife Kari of Seattle WA, Michael Francis Cantey of Simpsonville, SC, and Kevin Randall Cantey of Mt. Pleasant SC; daughters, Cathy Cantey of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Mary Cantey Jones and her husband Mark of Mt. Pleasant SC; brother, John Robert Cantey and his wife Rosemary of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Jessica Marie Cantey, Michael Joseph Cantey, Brittany Dyan Cantey, Connor Douglas Jones, Preston Samuel Jones, Olivia Frances Cantey, Samuel Finn Cantey, and Liam Joseph Cantey. The family will receive friends, at McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT on Sunday, January 21st, 2018, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Christ our King Church, 1122 Russell Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. A burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roper Saint Francis Hospice www.rsfhfoundation.org/donate or Stella Maris Church, Sullivan’s Island 1204 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1520 RIFLE RANGE ROAD, MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464. (843)-884-3833.


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Visitation

Sunday

21

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Mt. Pleasant Chapel

1520 RIfle Range Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM

Funeral Service

Monday

22

Jan

10:00 AM
Christ Our King Catholic Church

1122 Russell Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Burial to follow

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Cross Cemetery - James Island

604 Ft. Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29412

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