James (Jimmy) William Cecil passed away on October 15, 2020 at the age of 75. Jimmy was born June 29, 1945 in Washington DC. He was the son of Linwood Henry Cecil and Catherine Mary (Gargano), both deceased. He moved from LaPlata Maryland in 2017 and resided in Little River, South Carolina for the past three years where he married Veronica (Ashworth) Cecil in July 2018.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Veronica Cecil of Little River, SC Daughter, Dana Cecil Roberts (Randy) of Welcome, Md. Son-in-Law, Pat Hall of Hughesville, Md. and Grandchildren Alyson and Kyle Roberts, James, Joey, Amanda, and Brittany Hall.
He is also survived by siblings Richard (Nancy) Cecil of Troy, Va. Margaret Ellis of Port Tobacco, Md. Lawrence (Elizabeth) Cecil of Clarendon, NC. Dorothy Click, of Holly Springs, NC. Catherine (Steve) Shifler of The Villages, FL. Sharon (Edward) Williams, of Prince Frederick, Md. Jerome (Jeannie) Cecil of Brandywine, Md.
Sister and brother in-laws, Cherie and Neil (Buddy) Nutwell of Pomfret, Md. and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jimmy was proceeded in death by his first wife of 49 years; Linda Jane Cecil and Daughter; Carla Cecil Hall. Mother; Catherine Cecil. Father; Linwood Cecil, Sr. Brothers; Linwood (Fubby) Cecil Jr. and Robert Cecil Sr. Brother-in-law; Kenneth Ellis Sr. and Tom Click. Niece; Mary Cecil. Nephews; Richard Cecil Jr. Great nephews; Richard Cecil III and Daniel Cecil. Great niece, Samantha Tippett.
Jimmy grew up in SE Washington DC with his nine brothers and sisters. Jimmy’s long work career was honorable and vast.
Jimmy proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War returning home and went to work at the International Brotherhood of Teamster. He then applied and was chosen for an apprenticeship at the Government Printing Office making printing his lifetime labor of love and in earned a position as Journeyman at GPO. He later transferred to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) as a Printing Specialist. Jimmy then joined the National Guard to serve his country again. He so loved America. After he retired from GPO, he taught high school students the printing trade at Charles County Vocational Center in Charles County, Md. His final job before complete retirement and finishing his printing career working with his good friend Dave McDonald at McDonald and Eudy Printers Inc.
After retiring from the Department of Agriculture, National Guard, and McDonald and Eudy Printing Company, Jimmy stayed very busy playing golf, gardening, and most importantly spending time with his family and his many friends from Southern Maryland, Hawthorn Country Club, and Myrtle Beach.
Jimmy married Linda Martin in 1967. Together they had two beautiful daughters Dana and Carla and 49 years of a loving marriage. They made their roots in LaPlata, Md. until Linda’s untimely death in 2016.
Jimmy was not idle, he worked hard and played even harder his entire life. He played organized softball and volleyball in his earlier years and golfed more than most until he passed away. Jimmy and Linda also loved motorhome traveling around America with Buddy and Cherie Nutwell.
He will always be remembered and impossible to replace for his role organizing Golf tournaments in Myrtle Beach SC. Especially for the last 17 years; planning, organizing, and taking all bets for the “Annual Ricky Cecil Memorial Tournament” honoring Richard Cecil II and all our love ones that have left us too soon.
Jimmy, you were the Light in the room, the LOUD light, that entertained us with your Old School Rock and Roll voice whenever you had an audience of one or more; young and old.
We love you, and will miss you, but with our God’s mercy we will see you again soon.
The family will receive friends on November 12, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. at the New Life Church (The Dome) Online condolences may be made to the family at arehartechols.com
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
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