Lt. Col. John Ashby (Jack) Cantey, Jr., USAF, Ret., 74, of Marion, SC, died October 19, 2009 at Marion County Medical Center. Mr. Cantey, son of the late Sara Crosland and John A. Cantey, was born in Darlington. He is pre-deceased by a grandson, Fritz Cantey VonRaab. Mr. Cantey graduated from the Citadel in 1957, where he was a member of the Summerall Guard. He got a Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Physics and a Masters Degree in Quantitative Management from the Air Institute in Denver, CO. During his career in the US Air Force, he worked in Hi-Tech Airborne Electronics and continued this work after retirement with Raytheon Corporation. His work at the Pentagon and Raytheon contributed to the development of the Patriot Missile and other systems of national defense. He is survived by his daughters, Mistie and Alison Cantey, and his grandchildren, Chase and Sara Kay Hartman. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 24 at Richardson Funeral Home. Tags: 1957

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