Cecil Edward Doty
December 1, 1924 - December 24, 2020
Cecil Edward Doty, age 96, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Born in Cleburne, TX on December 1, 1924, he was a son of the late Mark and Elsie (Marrs) Doty. Cecil was a member and volunteer of Rose Park Senior Center in Abilene, TX where he lived for many years and taught Texas round dancing. He was very involved in competitive dancing and won many dance competitions throughout the state of Texas. In January of 2019, Cecil moved to Delaware to live with his daughter, Paula. Being the positive and comedic man that he was, he was known for telling his daughter, Paula, to “stay upbeat” and to “use the KISS (Keep It Simple Silly) system”. Cecil taught his daughter, Carolyn, how to dance when she was a child and instilled the skills that she needed to become a skilled handy woman. He took pleasure in traveling and dining out. Cecil was loved by many and considered a true gem.
In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by his siblings, Fred Doty, Lorene McLeroy, Patsy Nevil, and Patrice (Mertha) Reeves. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Reynolds (David) and Carolyn White; 5 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecil’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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