Kelcie Whisenhunt

Kelcie Cecil Whisenhunt LUBBOCK- Kelcie Cecil Whisenhunt of Lubbock passed away on March 7, 2013. Cecil was born on September 25, 1924 in McCurtin County, Okla. to Laura Elizabeth Blake Whisenhunt and Green Lee Whisenhunt. In 1925, his family moved to the Lubbock area where he grew up. He attended high school at Roosevelt High in Acuff. He was the beloved husband of Marcy Lee Weir Whisenhunt for 68 years. He is also survived by his son, James (Butch) Whisenhunt; daughter, Vicki Wood; and four grandchildren including granddaughters, Demetra and Keeley Johnson and Kacie Baxley and grandson, Scott Goodpasture. Of his seven siblings, Cecil has only Veta Ruth Dillon of Lubbock remaining with her children Larry Dillon and Debbie Lawson. He leaves many more nieces and nephews. Scott's mother, Janie Bruce, preceded Cecil in death. After marrying, Cecil tried farming and truck driving. From the 1950's to 1970, Cecil had a very successful tile setting business named A-1 Tile. After he closed out the tile company, he then opened the A-1 Auto on Texas Avenue where he was for 17 years before moving to Avenue H. Cecil had a reputation for selling good dependable used cars and enjoyed serving the auto needs of Lubbock until he retired. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Please celebrate the life of Cecil by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 10, 2013