Cecil Bernard Hail

August 10, 1918February 7, 2013

Cecil B. Hail, 94, of Abilene, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, departed this earthly life to join his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2013 in Allen, Texas. Graveside services will be 1:00p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX with Gerald A. Gieger officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Viewing will be Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and a visitation being held on Saturday from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m., at the funeral home, prior to the service. Cecil was born in Hico, Texas to Dudley and Allie Hail on August 10, 1918. He was self-educated and was raised on a farm along with his 8 brothers and sisters. He married Nadine Davis on October 22, 1938 in Plainview, Texas.

Cecil enlisted in the U.S. Naval Service on May 2, 1944 and served during World War II on the USS Mecklenburg stationed in Morro Bay, California. While enlisted in the US Navy he participated in the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and received an Honorable Discharge on February 2, 1946.

Cecil and his wife moved to Midland, Texas where he was a carpenter and homebuilder. He was a member and active in the Four Square Church in Midland. He and his wife also lived a number of years in Fort Worth before moving to Abilene.

Preceding him in death was his beloved wife of 70 years, Nadine Hail.

Survivors include his three sons, Neal Hail, Don Hail and David Hail; fourteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

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  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Debbie Hail

March 10, 2013

Although I was only his daughter in law for a short time, he made me feel like I had been part of his family all along. His face would light up when we would go for see him for a visit and he always wanted a hug. I loved him deeply and will miss him and his little smile. He had a spirit of giving and wanted to make sure his family was taken care of before he could go home to be with the Lord and meet his wife, Nadine, who he loved and missed so much. We will miss him but have the promise that we will meet again. I love you.

March 10, 2013

FaFa was a great man. I will miss him deeply.

Donna Jeanne Sisson

March 10, 2013

May the Spirit of God rest upon each member of the Hail Family during this time when the Patriarch of the Hail Family has moved onto his celebration with God the Father, Son and Spirit. May you find peace knowing he has joined his wife and family above.

Brian Hail

March 10, 2013

Alex, Savannah and Austin Hail

March 10, 2013

We will try to be as wonderful to everyone as you were! And, we love you and will miss you very much . . .

Benda Jobe

February 18, 2013

Neal, Don and David, Mom read the obit in the Midland paper.
We all loved your parents, and have such good memories of you all. You are in our hearts and prayers. Brenda Heald Jobe and Dorothy Crawford.

February 17, 2013

Well Mr. Hail, we were not able to go to your funeral. We were in Dallas. You and Mrs. Hail sure were good neighbors. Rest in peace.

Ray & Dee Germany


February 17, 2013

My prayers are with you David and Don. May God be with you in your time of need

Donald Hail

February 15, 2013

Your Light will always shine in all our hearts.
Love you Dad

Juanita White Proctor

February 15, 2013

May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.