Clarence Marion "Poodle" Cecil passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation.
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Cecil was born July 15, 1923, to Riley and Birdie Cecil. He graduated from Howevalley High School and married his high school sweetheart, Mary Wilmoth, on Dec. 22, 1940. They shared 67 years together.
Clarence served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was always proud of his military service. After his stint in the Navy, he returned to Hardin County and became a farmer. He made a good life for his wife and daughter, Sue.
As a member of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church for more than 60 years, he served as a deacon, played on the softball team and taught a men's Sunday school class for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and R.L. Cecil; his beloved wife; and his much loved son-in-law, Ray Story.
He is survived by his daughter, Sue Cecil Story of Vine Grove; two grandsons, Mark Story of Lexington and Tim Story of Vine Grove; three nieces, Phyllis Eggen (Jim), Norita Lamb Carolyn Hornback (Tim), all of Elizabethtown; four nieces, Sherri Bastin, Ginny Striley, Reenie Fritz and Birdie Black, all of Ohio; one niece, Brenda Webster of Illinois; and one nephew, Dale Andrews.
The funeral is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.brownfuneral.com.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Feb. 10, 2013