Harry Bassett Cardwell Jr. January 03, 2010

Harry Bassett Cardwell, Jr. 83, of 412 Pinedale Dr. died Sunday Jan. 3, 2010 at Annie Penn Hospital. He had lived at Carolina House for the past 5 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Huggins and Dr. Ron Boswell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenview Cemetery.
A native of Rockingham Co, he was a son of the late Harry Bassett and Maie French Cardwell and had lived in Reidsville most of his life. Harry was a member of the 1944 Reidsville High School state championship football team and a graduate of High Point College, where he was the captain of the tennis team. He taught school at Wentworth and in Eden for 5 years, and he had worked as a sales representative for several companies before retiring from Wilco, Inc. of Danville, VA. A US Army Veteran of WWII where he served in the Phillipines, he was a member of First Baptist Church, and a former member and past president of the Reidsville Lions Club. Harry was an accomplished soloist at many churches in the area.
Wife of 58 years: Mary Ella Coffey Cardwell of the home
Son: Harry Bassett “Chip” Cardwell, III and wife, Pattie, of Eden, N.C.
Daughter: Mary Laverne “Bunny” Cardwell Crabtree and husband, Travis, of Pike Road, Ala.
Sister: Dorothy C. Setliff of Little Rock, Ark.
Grandsons: Harry Bassett Cardwell IV and his wife, Sarah, of Summerfield, N.C.
Patrick Ivan Cardwell of Eden, N.C.
The family will see friends from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times, they will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to: The Music Dept. at Calvary Baptist Church, 7860 NC Hwy 87 Reidsville, NC 27320, or to Feed the Hungry at Unity Baptist Church, 618 Early Ave. Eden, NC 27288. Online condolences may be made at

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