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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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8 Guestbook messages for Cecil Edward Doty

  • I love you forever and always Uncle Cecil. I sure miss your smile and teasing.

  • I will never forget the memories of my Uncle..Love you and you will always be remembered.

  • Uncle Cecil was an important person in my life. When I was in the 3rd grade, for what ever reason he looked at my feet and said to my mom, “Patsy this girl is flatfooted. we need to correct that or when she gets older she’s is going to have problems.” Soon after that mom and I met him a shoe store in Fort worth where he had me fitted for special shoes. Then he took us out to lunch. That was a big day for me and one I will always remember! He had a big personality and I loved him very much.

  • May you rest in heaven 🙏🏾. I am going to learn, as Paula shared with me. to KISS….Praying for your loved ones. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • I’m so Blessed to have met such a Wonderful Man his smile and laughter saud it all. Always in a good mood. My thoughts and prayers are with my Friend,Pauls Reynolds ( his daughter), who with the help of her Husband David, brought alot of joy to this man while suffering with dementia.

  • You were my best friend when I was a child. You taught me so much. I have crawled under houses, climbed on roofs, built a television, learned to shoot, and danced thousands of steps with you. Loved it all. Thank you.

  • Paula, please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He was a great person and a joy to be around. He brought so much joy to other participants, especially Ms. L. Both had been dancers in their younger days it was a joy watching them dance and laugh together.

  • My sincere condolences on your loss! May God rest his soul!
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time!