Ray 'JR' J. Cecil

Born: Fri., Feb. 16, 1934
Died: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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  Ray Junior ‘JR’ Cecil, 84, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Heritage House, Shelbyville.

  He was born February 16, 1934, in Wayne Co, IN., to Elsworth G. and Cordellia (Helton) Cecil.

  JR married Jeanne (Hayes) Cecil on July 19, 1980, and she survives.

  He is also survived by his son, Leroy H. (Beverly) Hittle, daughter, Mary (Kevin) LaRussa, step-children, Vicki (Gary, Sr.) Oldham; Allen (Lisa) Lay; Dara (Gregg) Hebbe; Lea Anne (Yancy) Chipman; and Bryan (Julie) Lay; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, and 3 sisters.

  JR was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Marilyn Murnan, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters.

  He was a member of Crossroad Community Church.

  He worked in maintenance at Fort Benjamin Harrison and the Railroad. He also worked for Baxter Constructions building pole barns.

   JR loved camping, fishing, square dancing, attending standardbred horse races, and spending time on the lake.  He was a talented wood worker and enjoyed mowing lawns.

 Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Andy Lee officiating.

  Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery, Waldron, IN.

  Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Cecil family.

  Memorial contributions may be given to Crossroad Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Shelby Senior Services, 1504 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.


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Mike and Mary Hayes
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Mary and I are so sorry for your loss, prayers to the whole family of Jean and God Bless.

Jacqueline Shukla
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by the Shukla family.

Hugs and prayers from the Shukla family Coke, Jacquie, Rajan, Dezirae and Evelyn

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