OBITUARY

Cecil Monroe Jolley

May 20, 1936June 15, 2012

Cecil Monroe Jolley, 76, of Eaton, Ohio, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Ohio.

Cecil was a native of Lee County, Virginia, born May 20, 1936 to James and Gladys Estep Jolley. In 1954, he graduated from Stuart High School in Oxford. He was married to the former Beatrice White on December 12, 1956 in College Corner. Cecil had been employed at Miami University for fourteen years and was a meat cutter at Krogers until 1984. For ten years, he managed the Tulsa Tennis Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Tritech Facility in Eaton, Ohio. Cecil was an active member of the Sommerville Baptist Church for over 55 years where he was currently serving as deacon and music director. In addition to the church, he most enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and organizing family events.

Cecil is survived by his wife of of over 55 years; four daughters and their spouses: Gail Gilbert and Amos of Gratis, Ohio, Patty Guthrie and Tim of Eaton, Ohio, Sandy Cason and Mike of Oxford, Ohio, Teresa Faber and Frank of Hamilton, Ohio; five grandchildren: Joe Jolley and his wife, Justeen of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Joshua and Brian Bommer, both of Hamilton, Ohio; Luke Cason of Oxford, Ohio; Jade Guthrie of Eaton, Ohio; three great-grandchildren: Sydney, Colton and McKenna Jolley; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Barrett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio. Interment will follow in College Corner Cemetery, West College Corner, Indiana. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday where memorial contributions may be made to the Sommerville Baptist Church. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, June 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 18, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

Cecil Monroe Jolley

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June 19, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss. I went to school with cecil.
Annette Clowers Lowery

Carolyn Stephens

June 18, 2012

I had the honor of working with Cecil for many years at Tri Tech and Facility Services. It's hard to put into words what Cecil meant to me. I have your last message saved on the answering machine. Not going to be the same not talking to you everyday. You were a one of a kind Cecil, and I sure am going to miss you! Keeping Bea and the family in my prayers!


May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Janice Wilmot

June 18, 2012

Cecil worked for my family at Tri Tech for many years. Such a caring, kind, hard-working, admirable man! He came to visit my father at the office where they had many long talks about the Lord. He was a good man and will be missed by the friends who knew him and the family that loved him.

June 17, 2012

My sincere sympathy is extended to the Jolley family. May God comfort you.
Glenna Edwards

Teresa

June 17, 2012

PAPA YOUR HAIR HAS TURNED TO SILVER
AND I WONDER JUST HOW MANY I PUT THERE
YOUR SHOULDERS WERE ONCE SO PROUD AND STRONG
BUT THEY'RE BENT NOW FROM THE LOAD YOU'VE HAD TO BARE.

SO I PICKED A ROSE FROM MAMA'S GARDEN
IT STANDS FOR THE THINGS I'D LIKE TO SAY
I'VE WAITED SO LONG TO GIVE YOU FLOWERS
BUT PAPA YOU CAN'T SMELL THEM WHEN THEY'VE LAID YOU AWAY.

OH PAPA I THOUGHT I'D WRITE A LETTER
TO SAY THE THINGS I WANTED YOU TO KNOW
BUT PAPA THESE WORDS THEY DON'T COME EASY
SO PAPA I'LL JUST SAY IT WITH A ROSE
PAPA, THE WORDS WON'T COME EASY.
YOU'RE GROWING FEEBLE, AND THE HEAVENS HAVE TOLD ME, "I'M IN A RACE WITH TIME," I KNOW.
BUT THE TEARDROPS WON'T LET TELL YOU WHAT I WANT TO.
SO PAPA, I'LL JUST SAY IT WITH THIS ROSE.

Michael and Barbara and Trevor Bowling

June 16, 2012

Uncle Cecil will be sorely missed. He was a wonderful man... All our heartfelt condolences....

Lori Bowling-Hader

June 16, 2012

I'm very sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY