Albert Nolen Cecil

b. 15 September 1921, d. 10 June 2010

Albert Nolen Cecil Jr, 1921-2010
  • Albert Nolen Cecil was born on 15 September 1921 in Texas.
  • Albert Nolan Cecil and Ella Lynn Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, at 4090 Virginia Avenue. Other members of the household included Albert Nolen Cecil, Bonnie Eloise Cecil, Mary Frances Cecil, Carroll Wood Cecil, Peggy Jean Cecil and Gerald Myers Cecil.
  • Albert Nolan Cecil and Ella Lynn Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Humble, Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Albert Nolen Cecil, Carroll Wood Cecil, Peggy Jean Cecil, Gerald Myers Cecil, Glenn Lamar Cecil and Mary Ann Durrom. In 1935, the family was living in Conroe, Montgomery County.
  • He enlisted as a private in the US Army Air Corps on 24 April 1941. At the time of his enlistment he was single and without dependents, and living in Harris County, Texas.
  • His wife Gladys (?) became a widow at his death.
  • The following appeared on 8 March 2001 in the Houston Chronicle: Gerald Meyers Cecil, born May 19, 1929 passed away March 6, 2001. He was a graduate of Milby High School where he was an avid baseball and basketball player. He was voted All-City basketball player in 1947 and in 1948 their team won the Texas Interscholastic League State Meet. Also in 1948, Gerald was selected as an All-State Player. In 1949 he transferred to Wharton Jr. College and was selected as an All-Conference player. In 1950, while attending the same school was named All-Conference and All-American Junior College player. In 1951 he was selected for a third consecutive year as an all Conference player. He then attended Stephen F. Austin College in 1952 and 1953 and was selected as an All-Conference player both years. Gerald served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1955 and played service ball out of Ft. Riley, Kansas where he made the 5th Army All-Star team. He was a member of the Southwest Basketball Officials Association for over 15 years and served as the President of the SBOA for 4 years. He retired from Simpson (Champion Paper Mill) after 33 years of work. After retiring from Simpson, he worked eleven years for Superior N.D.T. Services as their bookkeeper. He was a devoted, Son, Husband, Father and was a kind, gentle, loving, caring man with a Heart of Gold that lived and loved for his family. He was a member and attended Sagemont Baptist Church. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lynn Cecil , two brothers, Carroll (Woody) Cecil and Lamar Cecil ; and three sisters, Eloise Bender, Peggy Matthews, and Martha Louise Cecil. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Merry Jo Cecil , two sons, Chris and Bryan Cecil , daughters, Lisa Black and husband Jeff, Kelly Hayley and husband David, nine grandchildren, Jason Cecil , Amanda Cecil, Stephanie Cecil , Brandon Burnley, Nathan Hayley, Kevin Cecil , Heather Black, Justin Black, and Cody Black, one brother, Albert Cecil , two sisters, Mary Francis Miller, Barbara Brazelton, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a gift from God that we will truly miss.
  • Albert Nolen Cecil died on 10 June 2010 at age 88 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.
  • He was buried at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Dalllas County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 13 June 2010 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Albert Nolen Cecil, 88, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Weatherford. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at New World United Methodist Church, 2201 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, the Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Interment: 12:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: The family will receive friends before the funeral at the church. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to New World United Methodist Church. Albert was born Sept. 15, 1921, to Albert and Lynn Wood Cecil. He was a POW veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant. Albert was raised in Richards, near Houston, and graduated from the University of Houston, Conrad Hilton School of Hotel Management. Albert enjoyed a long career in the hotel and hospitality industry. He was a resident of Arlington for the past 38 years and a member of New World United Methodist Church. Albert was an avid supporter of the University of Houston Cougars sports. Survivors: Loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Cecil; children, Pamela Liebman and husband, Warren, Gary Michael Cecil and wife, Ann, Daniel Leigh Cecil and wife, Tricia, and James Albert Cecil and wife, Stephanie; sisters, Mary Frances Miller and Barbara Ann Brazelton; grandchildren, Molly Hill, Matt Myers, Sean Myers, Justin Cecil, Hannah Cecil, Katie Cecil, Makena Cecil, Kelly Cecil and Henry Cecil; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Ian, Erin and Elliott.
  • Last Edited: 4 Jul 2014