Ernest, 88 of Springfield, passed away on January 14th, 2023 in Springfield, Missouri after a short illness.

He then served in the Army and was stationed in Massachusetts. After an honorable discharge, he began working at Reed & Barton SilverSmith as a tool die maker. He eventually moved to Missouri and worked until he retired from Lily Tulip. He also enjoyed being a part of the fellowship at Christ Community Church.

He was survived by and the proud father of David Cantwell, Barbara Hubacheck and Jennifer (Rich) Cordner; grandfather of  Michael, Steven, and Daniel; Jessica, Andrea, Caitlin; Rebecca and Elizabeth; and great grandfather of Caidin, Avery, Jace, Carlee, Loghan and Maddalynn, Autumn and Izabelle. He is also survived by sisters Dorothy Teague and Nina Hood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Community Church in Brookline, Missouri.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North on Thursday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Service will also be at Greenlawn Funeral Home North on Friday, 10:00 am with a burial service to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.