OBITUARY

Cecil Earl Dulworth

August 26, 1936April 24, 2021

Of Grass Lake, Michigan lost his battle to lung cancer on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the age 84. He is survived by his wife, Jane Dulworth; two children, Craig Dulworth, Homer, MI, Lynn Dulworth, Jackson, MI, and one granddaughter, Jaclyn Eden Dulworth, Jackson, MI, as well as stepchildren, Jan Gensheimer (Don Nenadic), Rochester, IN, Mark (Ronda) Gensheimer, Boca Raton, FL, Todd (Stephanie) Gensheimer, Ann Arbor, MI; His family includes 15 other grandchildren and l2 great grandchildren from this marriage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline Dulworth; sister, Linda Brinkle; step-children, Lee Gensheimer and Cari Gensheimer McTaggart. He was born August 26, 1936 in Barlow, Kentucky to Cecil William and Etta Pearl (Moore) Dulworth. Cecil worked with his father on the family farm in KY growing up, so he knew the hard work it required. He played a lot of baseball during his early years, and continued playing softball into his 40's after coming to MI. As a young man, he worked for Goodyear making tires, later getting his CPA degree thru Jackson Community College and Eastern Michigan University. After early employment at Willis, Drake & Watters in Jackson, MI he opened his own firm in Jackson, Dulworth, Dove & Hickey, later becoming Dulworth & Pickford, where he did business until retirement in 2005. Cecil was brought up in the Baptist Church and was an active member and treasurer of Southwest Baptist Church in Jackson and later attended the First Methodist Church in Jackson and First United Methodist Church in Chelsea MI. He could surprise you with his knowledge of the bible. Cecil was an avid bird hunter, spending many hours in the woods with his son enjoying the bird dogs they raised over the years. He was also an addicted golfer for many years as a member & treasurer of Arbor Hills Country Club in Jackson and member at Polo Fields in Ann Arbor. He spent winters in Port St. Lucie, FL as a member of the Santa Lucia River Club, where he continued to golf until health prevented his participation. Cecil was also treasurer for over 15 years for the Tims Lake Preserve Home Owners Association where they reside in Grass Lake, so he could stay involved in his community. Cecil was a kind, devoted husband/father/grandfather, and, as a rule, preferred family time to outside groups, though he made many friends in his KY hometown and in the Jackson area. He participated in a number of family activities, at times reluctantly, but was very good at most of them! He was a quiet man who had a relaxed sense of humor and took all in life as it came, dealing with trials and joys equally. He took his responsibilities seriously, so could always be counted on when needed. He will be very much missed by his family and friends. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea (128 Park Street Chelsea, Michigan 48118) on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, followed by a private family service. The service will be live streamed. Please see information below. Mr. Dulworth will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson, the V Foundation, or other cancer organizations of your choosing. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: May 3, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Cecil Dulworth Funeral Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87048367784?pwd=a1EyMUVpYXV3cmx1Mks0K2lwdjE0Zz09 Passcode: 247610

  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson, the V Foundation, or other cancer organizations of your choosing.

Services

  • The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea (128 Park Street Chelsea, Michigan 48118) on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Followed by a private family service. Mr. Dulworth will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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Richard Fast

April 29, 2021

I’ll always remember our bird hunting and golfing together, as well as our work together improving Tim’s Lake Preserve. Your a good and honest man who will be sorely missed. Rest in piece, Cecil.
Richard

Craig Dulworth

April 28, 2021

We walked thousands of miles in the grouse woods, ditch chicken swamps, piney woods, that clay in Kansas that is still on my boots, and all over Ballard County. Thanks for a lifetime of memories. I walk alone but know you still walk beside me.

Myrs Ratliff

April 28, 2021

Cecil,
I will miss you u have been in my life for well.over 65 years even after the loss of my sister Jackie we remained close
U where like a brother to me
David and I always enjoyed our lunch dates with you and Jane in Florida .
U will be missed
Love you Myra Avriett Ratliff

Cheryl Park

April 27, 2021

RIP Uncle Cecil, thank you for all the memories of Kentucky and being my uncle for 60 years.
You will be missed.
Your niece Cheryl Park

Jen Herrick

April 27, 2021

You were my dad next door and guided me with good advice in early adulthood. Memories of you will always be cherished. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY