Cecil James Gracey Sr., 79, of Casscoe died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at his daughter Monica’s home. He was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Hughes, Ark., to the late Effie and William Gordon Gracey.
Cecil was a retired rice technician who loved to hunt, fish, garden, but most of all loved his grandkids. He was an extremely hard worker to the point of splitting wood in 100-degree weather.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his ex-wife, LaDona Barger; two brothers, Buddy and Gordon Gracey; and two sisters, Diane Larson and Barbara Hyatt.
Survivors are son, Cecil (Mary) Gracey Jr. of Casscoe; three daughters, Monica (Kirk) Meins of Stuttgart, Lisa (Pedro) Herrera of Stuttgart and Christie (Bubba) Williams of DeValls Bluff; three brothers, Larry, Bobby and James Gracey; three sisters, Joan Cupples, Mary Lederer and Charlotte Guin; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday with service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, all at Turpin Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Marsh Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2222 Cottondale Ln #310, Little Rock, Ark. 72202.