Cecil J Pretty

June 8, 1938July 6, 2019

Cecil J Pretty June 8, 1938-July 6, 2019

Cecil J Pretty, 81, of Shepherdsville, KY passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Cecil was a Sgt in the Canadian Air Force where he taught aircraft mechanics. Cecil retired from the Air Force shortly before moving to Louisville, KY in 1980. Cecil settled right in holding a couple of positions before landing a long-term career as a service technician for Air Systems in Louisville.

Cecil was a dedicated servant to others and an avid supporter of the Loyal Order of the Moose, where he served 3 terms as Governor and was the current Administrator upon his passing. Cecil was just awarded the coveted Pilgrim Degree, the highest level of attainment for volunteers in the international organization. Less than 1% of all Moose members achieve this distinction. His sense of pride and happiness over earning his ‘yellow jacket’ will live on. Cecil was also a member of the Honorable Order of KY Colonels and supported many local charities.

Cecil was known for his love of music all his life. He was the lead singer of a band in the 70’s and 80’s in Canada and it was not uncommon for his guitar to break out during family gatherings. His karaoke skills were in high demand on Thursday nights along with his love of a good two step on the dance floor. Cecil was a true friend to all that knew him and his smile and gentle affection towards others was contagious and will be sorely missed.

Cecil was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Boone; his father, Cecil Pretty; his brother, Mike Pretty and dear nephew Christopher Cuillerier.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Pretty; daughters, Lena Lucas (Mike); Teresa Marsala (Len); Donna Paulin (Tony); Laura Howard (Kevin); his son, Charlie Hall (Tina) and his sister Carolyn Cuillerier. He also leaves behind 10 beloved grandchildren to cherish his memory; Kyle, Justin, Julia, Ryan, Mitchell, Andreas, Emily, Lauren, Shelby and Sam.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Arch L Heady at Resthaven. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 3pm-8pm and Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10am-12noon with funeral service to follow at the funeral home at 12noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Louisville Moose Lodge 5 in his name. Donations can be sent to the lodge at 4615 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY 40228.


  • Louisville Moose Lodge 5 .


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


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Paul Butler

July 11, 2019

Moose Lodge No. 5 will surely miss Cecil Pretty. Cecil did not believe in the seniority system as it pertained to membership in the Moose Lodge. He treated the new member with just as much respect as he treated the member that had been a member for 30 years. That was good and that was the way it was supposed to be. I believe that he is looking down from heaven at all aspects of Moose Lodge No. 5 and I hope that as he gazes down he can say to himself they are continuing to make Moose Lodge No. 5 the best Lodge not only in Kentucky but also in the world. Cecil I want to thank you for always extending your hand to me when I attended some of the lodge functions. Paul A. Butler

Dianna Green

July 9, 2019

It is so hard to believe that Cecil is gone. He and Judy have been our best friends since 2002. My heart breaks for Judy. We have so many memories together...all the trips we’ve taken together and all the fun things we’ve done, and of course, all those domino games we’ve played. Danny and I are going to miss you, Cecil and your friendship over the years. We have always been there for each other and will cherish our memories with you and Judy. God bless you and HUGS for Judy as we say “good bye” until we meet again.

Doug and Sherry Butler

July 8, 2019

Cecil and Judy have been our dear friends from the time we joined Moose Lodge 5 sixteen years ago. We were not native to Kentucky, so they took us under their wing to make us feel like family. We are going to miss Judy and me beating Cecil and Doug in our Domino games, but the guys were always good sports. Keep that guitar in tune till we are together again for a duet of "Back Home Again" or "Take Me Home, Country Roads" because it was my great pleasure to be able sing with you. We love you and will miss you dearly, till we meet again.

Charlie and Vita Hall

July 8, 2019

Cecil was an amazing kind man. We are in shock of his passing.
We have known Cecil for at least 37+ years. He was a fantastic
father, husband , grandfather and one of a kind man!!
What a huge loss to his family , friends and community!
Our deepest sympathies .

John and Janice Daunhauer

July 8, 2019

We will truly miss Cecil. He was such a friendly guy. John especially loved to hear him sing Rose Colored Glasses. He always had a smile and a kind greeting or compliment. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We love you.💞💞💞🙏🙏😥

Danny Green

July 8, 2019

We are going to miss Cecil so much. He was a great friend and we did so many fun things together. R.I.P. Cecil and just know how much you were loved. Love, hugs and prayers for the family. Danny and Dianna Green

Bonnie Eskew

July 8, 2019

Cecil will be missed..He was always a good friend and I enjoyed talking with him at his and judys table.Rest in peace Cecil

Barbara Russell

July 8, 2019

Sending thoughts, and prayers for the whole family. Cecil will be greatly missed by all his Moose Brothers & Sisters at Lodge 5. No one can ever sing "Remember When" like Cecil. We will think of him often, and especially miss him at Thursday night Karaoke.

With Much Love - Barbara & Jerry Russell