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David Allen Cecil

August 4, 1947 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

David Cecil Obituary

David Allen Cecil finally finished his journey with cancer on July 25th.  He was very stoic and strong as he dealt with the disease.  His family is grateful that he passed peacefully and is no longer is in pain. 

David Allen Cecil was born in Midland, Texas on 8-4-1947.  His parents who preceded him in death were his loving Mother Ara Darlene Pirkel-Cecil and father Eugene Benson Cecil.  He also lost is Brother Ron and baby sister Becky some years ago.

He was a proud father and grandfather to son Derek Cecil and family Melissa, Beau, his very special first grandchild, 9 years old and his princess, Clementine 6 years old, son Alex and family Stacy, Caiden nine years old and Kinsley 6 years old.  

He had many nieces and nephews but Sharla was like a daughter to him and they had a special relationship. He affectionately called her his piney wood princess.

His employees during his life were very important to him and he always treated them with respect and kindness although he could be firm when required.  

David had an interesting and full life.  He played softball, catcher, until 42 which ruined his knees.

He truly loved horse power. In his thirties he drove a dragster for several years. He also drove door slammers.  Never broke 200 mph, 196 was his top.  Loved water skiing and ocean fishing.

He bought an airplane, didn't know how to fly, so took lessons and got his license. 

After a long career with Southwestern Bell he retired early, and moved to Ruidoso after he bought the Bowling Center in 1995. He had a vision of what he could do with the place and every year had an improvement project. He eventually turned it into a little Cadillac and was so proud of his little business.

His true love was golf and after he got the Bowling Center off the ground he bought a membership at Alto Lakes Country Club and played golf only on days that ended in Y.  He played with the noon group and valued his many friendships. He also served on the board at Alto. 

David married Natalie in 1990.  They were true sole mates, best friends, and had a good life together.  She will miss him more than one can imagine. 

The Cecil family has entrusted their loved one to the care of New Dawn Cremations for direct cremation.

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