Cecil Talmadge Whitfield

May 27, 1928April 28, 2014
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Cecil Talmadge Whifield, 85, went to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 28, 2014.

Mr. Whitfield was born in Lowland, NC on May 27, 1928, to the late William James and Myrtle Creedle Whitfield, the seventh of eight children and the last surviving sibling. He graduated from Hobucken High School in 1947 and joined the United States Air Force and served for three years while stationed in Texas and Louisiana. Afterwards, he worked on a tugboat out of Norfolk, Va., until 1953 when he obtained a job with DuPont Co. in Grifton, NC. He worked in production and later the Research Lab for thirty-four years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Ruth’s Chapel FWB Church. He enjoyed studying and teaching God’s Word, reading theology, and discussing it. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, shrimping, and woodworking.

Cecil was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Ann Whitfield. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Love Mercer Whitfield; sons, John M. Whitfield of New Bern, Stephen P. Whitfield (Joanna) of Goldsboro; daughters, Sherry W. Myers (Michael) and Susan W. Peck (Robert); grandsons, Jonathan M. Myers of Savannah, GA, Mark Whitfield, Joshua Whitfield, Stephen Whitfield and granddaughter, Elizabeth Whitfield.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Dennis Wiggs. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Tana Johnson

May 13, 2014

Thinking of you all and praying that God's peace will comfort you now and in the days to come.

Trisha Howarth

May 1, 2014

Thinking of the family and remembering fondly all the trips I made with mom and grandmother to see Uncle Cecil. With sympathies, Trisha Howarth (granddaughter of his brother Ralph).

Sharon Whitford

April 30, 2014

Thinking of your family and hoping that your heart is at peace. He will be missed by so many people, but never forgotten.

Emily Thompson

April 30, 2014

I spent lots of time in the Whitfield home during my high school years. He was a wonderful man. I have many great memories and one is he let me drive his truck so Sherry and I could ride around on Sunday afternoons. I know my father thought alot of him as well and sure they are having some good talks up in Heaven now. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Love you all.

Al Nesbitt

April 30, 2014

Our sympathy to all the family. We are thankful we got to know several of your
family members when we were at Ruth's Chapel. May God bless you all.

Charles Pate

April 30, 2014

Cecil was a very good friend of mine, we shared a office together for a while and shared a lot of good conservations. I'm sure he will be missed,but in a better place.

Coni Cross

April 30, 2014

My condolences to all of you.