SHERMAN - Graveside funeral services for Cecil Earl Haliburton will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at West Hill Cemetery. Rev. Danny Wood of the West Sherman Baptist Church will officiate with military honors presented by the members of the VFW. Mr. Haliburton, 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10 at his home in Sherman, Texas.
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Cecil was born Feb. 9, 1934 in Leonard, Texas to the late Jimmy and Geneva (Green) Haliburton. After serving in the U.S. Army in France and Germany, Mr. Haliburton retired from Reed Drill and worked as a farmer in Oklahoma. He married Patsy Wilson on April 19, 1987 in Las Vegas and they were married until her death in May 2011. Mr. Haliburton was a longtime member of the VFW. Cecil always enjoyed a good domino game and will be remembered for his love of life.
He is survived by three sons, Kevin Haliburton and wife Annabelle of Lewisville, Wayne Hobby of Denison, and Chad Graham and wife Stephanie of Denison; two daughters, Belinda Worthington and her husband Jeff of Denison and Teresa Mullins and her husband Jim of Denison; brother James Haliburton Jr. of Sherman; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Vickie Haliburton; and two brothers, Ray and Mearl Haliburton.
Mr. Haliburton will lie in state for viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday until service time at Waldo Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to any veteran's organization or cancer research organization of the donor's choice.
The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Feb. 12, 2013