Cecil Wilson

Cecil Earl Wilson

Sunday, October 10th, 1937 - Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Cecil Earl Wilson, 81, of Cross Plains, Texas passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Eastland, Texas.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 13, at 2:00 PM at the Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Cross Plains, Texas with Ronnie White officiating. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, Texas.

Cecil was born October 10, 1937 in Wellington, Texas to the Late James Albert and Myrtle C. Sublet-Wilson. Cecil married his high school sweet heart Naoma Goble on August 27, 1957 in Cross Plains, Texas. Cecil was a hardworking man, he worked in many different types of fields. He was bricklayer in the streets of Abilene, a baker, worked in the oil field, worked maintenance a Superior Essex in Brownwood and an Evangelist.

Cecil was such an amazing example of how a person should love one another. His love for his Lord could be seen in everything he did daily, by the way he loved his wife, children, friends, strangers and his home town of Cross Plains. He loved to share with others how he was blessed by the best. He was a jokester and always had his family and friends laughing. He was an amazing encourager, always has a kind word, always ready with a prayer for those who asked and even prayed for those who didn’t but he could see needed it. Teaching others how to love the Lord, love others and treat one another and to give forgiveness. Cecil has a strong faith in his Lord and Savior, he showed that by staying strong in the word as he battled cancer and the Lord blessed him with the victory of beating that disease. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He brought up his girls teaching what the true meaning of love was by the way he loved and honored their mother. His pride and joy were his daughters, grandchildren and great grand babies.

Cecil was preceded in death his parents, James (Jim) Albert Wilson Sr. and Myrtle Clauda Sublett-Wilson; brothers, James (Junior) Albert Wilson Jr., John Gardner Wilson, Cecil Earl Wilson and sisters, Joyce Belle Wilson-Green, Maggie Oleta Wilson-Templin, Catherine Eileen Wilson-Gardner, Ruby Clara Wilson-Ross, sister-in-law, Sheryl Goble.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife and forever sweetheart of 61 years, Naoma Wilson of Cross Plains; 3 daughters, Melinda Barker of Abilene; Robbie Allen and husband, Richard of Cross Plains; Pamela Phillips and husband, Tommy Phillips of Eastland; 9 grandchildren, Chris Nowell, Jared Nowell, Ricky Allen, Russell Allen, Rachelle O’Briant, Corey Phillips, Wendy Key, Aaron Phillips and Cameron Phillips;14 great grandchildren; sister, Frances Thornton and her precious children, Gayla and Steve; 3 brothers-in-law’s who he loved like his little brothers, David Goble, Stanley Goble and wife, Norma, and Lenley Goble; many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cross Plains Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 183, Cross Plains, Texas 76443.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 2:00pm
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Cottonwood Cemetery
    County Road 429
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
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Betty Word & family, Geneva Word & family, Bob and Tom the D.D. on Patterson 807, and other have sent flowers to the family of Cecil Earl Wilson.
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Rick Brown

Posted at 12:08am
Cecil was a fine Christian man. He had a heart of gold.

Dannes Turner

Posted at 09:51am
Blessed by the best......Cecil knew who his blessings came from and made sure everyone he came in contact with had a chance to know it to. He lived his testimony with a big hug, a big smile, and love from a big heart.
We are praying for and love all of you.
Greg and Dee Dee

Robbie Allen Posted at 02:46pm

Daddy loved y’all so much !!! And so do we. Y’all were such blessing to him !!! Thank you for all y’all done to help him !!! We love y’all bunches !!

Regie Brown

Posted at 09:15am
I remember seeing him a lot when I was a kid and he was always so kind. My best memory of him though was when he saw my baby son, Trevor, years later at a family wedding. He told me to hand the boy over to him because that kid needed to walk around with a Pa Pa. Trevor was as happy as could be with him. I am so happy Trevor met him! Regie

Robbie Allen Posted at 02:48pm

Aww what a sweet memory Regie. Daddy loved y’all bunches !! And so do we !!

Mary Scott Nabers

Posted at 08:50pm
Sending condolences and love to Naomi and all of Cecil's family. It is a very sad day when we lose special people like Cecil.

Mary Scott Nabers

Robbie Allen Posted at 02:49pm

Thank you so much ! God bless you !!

Betty Word & family, Geneva Word & family

Posted at 11:46am
We love y'all so much! What a family reunion in heaven!
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