OBITUARY

Harold "Dick" Deris Cecil

November 2, 1934November 16, 2018
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Harold "Dick" Cecil, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC.

Dick was born on November 2, 1934 in Davidson County, North Carolina to the late Clarence M. (Jack) and Lillian Crisco Cecil. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers: William Clarence (Bill) Cecil, Joseph Donald Cecil, Roger Floyd Cecil, sisters: Rebecca Jean Cecil and Nancy Joann Cecil Ensley, grandson: Joshua Dwight Starnes, and granddaughter: Hannah Elizabeth Starnes.

Dick was a resident of High Point and Thomasville most of his life and graduated from Hasty High School in 1953, after graduation he served in the United States Army in Korea. Following his service, he was owner/operator of the Alamo Barber Shop in High Point. Later he was in the furniture industry for many years as owner/operator of Furniture Buyers Center, Furniture Gallery, and HDC Upholstery in Thomasville. After retirement, he spent time in Real Estate Development. He moved to Statesville in 2009.

Dick is survived by his daughters: Starlett Dianne Cecil Cherry of Lexington, Terri Darlee Cecil Starnes-Bryant (Steve) of High Point, Regina Kay (Ginger) Cecil Dowdle (Steve) of Statesville, grandchildren: Logan Fritts (Chelsea), Tiffany Fritts, Stephanie Bryant, Amy Peak (Randy), April Martz (Jonathan), Steven Dowdle Jr. (Natasha), Crystal Dowdle Mayes (Jimmy), Jeremiah and Aaron Collins. Dick is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, his brother: Kenneth Gale Cecil of Wilmington, sisters: Judy Cecil Nicks (Lynn) of High Point, and Kathy Cecil Copple (Ron) of Denton, sisters-in-law: Dot Sink Cecil of High Point and Linda Hopkins Cecil of Frankford, KY and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 on Monday, November 19, at Davis Funeral Home, 976 Phillips Avenue, High Point, NC 27262. The family will receive family and friends at 1:00 prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Spring Hill United Methodist Church cemetery at 240 Spring Hill Church Road, High Point, NC 27262, just off West Lexington Avenue Extension, High Point.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cecil family. Online condolences can be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Clarence M. (Jack) & Lillian Crisco Cecil, Parents
  • Starlett Dianne Cecil Cherry, Daughter
  • Terri Darlee Cecil Starnes-Bryant & husband Steve, Daughter
  • Regina Kay (Ginger) Dowdle & husband Steve, Daughter
  • Hannah Elizabeth Starnes, Grandchild
  • Joshua Swight Starnes, Grandchild
  • Logan Fritts & wife Chelsea, Grandchild
  • Tiffany Fritts, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Bryant, Grandchild
  • Amy Peak & husband Randy, Grandchild
  • April Martz & husband Jonathan, Grandchild
  • Steven Dowdle Jr. & wife Natasha, Grandchild
  • Crystal Dowdle Mayes & husband JImmy, Grandchild
  • Jeremiah Collins, Grandchild
  • Aaron Collins, Grandchild
  • Nancy Joann Cecil Ensley, Sister
  • Rebecca Jean Cecil, Sister
  • Judy Cecil Nicks & husband Lynn, Sister
  • Kathy Cecil Copple & husband Ron, Sister
  • Roger Floyd Cecil, Brother
  • Joseph Donald Cecil, Brother
  • William Clarence (Bill) Cecil, Brother
  • Kenneth Gale Cecil, Brother
  • Dot Sink Cecil, Sister-in-law
  • Linda Hopkins Cecil, Sister-in-law
  • Dick is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aaron Collins
  • Jeremiah Collins
  • Steven Dowdle
  • Logan Fritts
  • Jonathan Martz
  • Jimmy Mayes

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harold "Dick" Deris Cecil

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Ray Lambeth

December 1, 2018

I had the pleasure of not only having Dickie for a customer of mine as he purchased trucks for his furniture business, but also of being a customer of his with the purchase of furniture for our new condo my wife Marjy and I purchased in North M. Beach in the late 80s. Dickie was the type of man you enjoyed sharing time with...a mans man! He had the ability to make you not only feel at ease but also proud to be with him. Marjy and I want to express our deepest sympathy with Kathy and Judy, as well as the entire family. In summary I can say in my humble opinion Dickie was a Good Human Being, and will be missed.

Love Ray and Marjy Lambeth
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Louie Miller

November 17, 2018

Remembering all the good times that we shared in working on lake houses and laughing at each other, oh how i will miss you old buddy and all the good times we had.

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Biography

Harold "Dick" Cecil, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC.

Dick was born on November 2, 1934 in Davidson County, North Carolina to the late Clarence M. (Jack) and Lillian Crisco Cecil. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers: William Clarence (Bill) Cecil, Joseph Donald Cecil, Roger Floyd Cecil, sisters: Rebecca Jean Cecil and Nancy Joann Cecil Ensley, grandson: Joshua Dwight Starnes, and granddaughter: Hannah Elizabeth Starnes.

Dick was a resident of High Point and Thomasville most of his life and graduated from Hasty High School in 1953, after graduation he served in the United States Army in Korea. Following his service, he was owner/operator of the Alamo Barber Shop in High Point. Later he was in the furniture industry for many years as owner/operator of Furniture Buyers Center, Furniture Gallery, and HDC Upholstery in Thomasville. After retirement, he spent time in Real Estate Development. He moved to Statesville in 2009.

Dick is survived by his daughters: Starlett Dianne Cecil Cherry of Lexington, Terri Darlee Cecil Starnes-Bryant (Steve) of High Point, Regina Kay (Ginger) Cecil Dowdle (Steve) of Statesville, grandchildren: Logan Fritts (Chelsea), Tiffany Fritts, Stephanie Bryant, Amy Peak (Randy), April Martz (Jonathan), Steven Dowdle Jr. (Natasha), Crystal Dowdle Mayes (Jimmy), Jeremiah and Aaron Collins. Dick is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, his brother: Kenneth Gale Cecil of Wilmington, sisters: Judy Cecil Nicks (Lynn) of High Point, and Kathy Cecil Copple (Ron) of Denton, sisters-in-law: Dot Sink Cecil of High Point and Linda Hopkins Cecil of Frankford, KY and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 on Monday, November 19, at Davis Funeral Home, 976 Phillips Avenue, High Point, NC 27262. The family will receive family and friends at 1:00 prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Spring Hill United Methodist Church cemetery at 240 Spring Hill Church Road, High Point, NC 27262, just off West Lexington Avenue Extension, High Point.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cecil family. Online condolences can be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.