Cecil L. Brackett, 86, of Lawndale, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, Shelby.
Born in Cleveland County on April 18, 1935, he was a son of the late Roy Landrum Brackett and Hettie Queen Brackett. He was retired from Hickory White Furniture Company after thirty-three years of service and was a member of Casar United Methodist Church. He also served in the US Army.
Cecil played basket ball for the Casar Comets in high school, and he was recognized as an All County Basket Ball Player. He also loved watching his UNC Tarheels and working with his Farmall Tractors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, Ruth Carolyn White Brackett.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons; Steve Brackett and David Brackett and wife Karen; one brother, Phillip Brackett of Casar; one sister, Margie Price of Casar; seven grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Brackett, Jamie Brackett Hardin and husband Tim, Jessica Lynn Brackett Hudson and husband Michael, Jeff Brackett and wife Lisa, Daniel Brackett, Melanie Brackett and Carly Brackett and seven great grandchildren, Andrew Tran, Luke Hudson, Carly Dellinger, Joely Brackett, Austin Tessiner, Alex Hardin and McKenzie Brackett;
The family would like to thank the Dermatology Center of Shelby, Phil Talbert, PA, Levine Cancer Center and Dr. Richard Cambareri, MD, for their care of Mr. Brackett during his cancer battle. They would also like to recognize the devotion of the staff at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center who took him in and made him their PawPaw as well.
A private graveside service will be held at Casar United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Lovelace officiating.
Memorials may be made to Casar United Methodist Church, PO Box 109, Casar, NC 28020.
A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.