July 21, 1941 - November 15, 2018
Cecil Paul Whittington Cecil Paul Whittington passed away on November 15, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Born in Sylvester, Georgia on July 21, 1941 to Willie Paul Whittington and Bessie Cleone (Whiddon) Whittington, Cecil lived three years of his childhood life in Sylvester before his family moved to Columbus, Georgia in 1944. However, he would return to Worth County for many childhood summers with his aunt which is what grew his love for the rural area of Worth County. After graduating from Baker High School in June of 1961, Cecil embarked on a career in the United States Navy that same winter. He would marry the love of his life, Sue Carolyn Hall, during a short leave of duty on July 26, 1963. Their Naval career would take them to Memphis, Tennessee, Norfolk, Virginia and many parts of Florida. Cecil served on the Forrestal Aircraft Carrier during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Combat Medal and Vietnam Service Medal for his service during this time. He retired from the Navy in 1981, receiving an honorable discharge. After his 20 year career in the United States Navy, Cecil returned to Worth County starting a new career in law enforcement. He served with the Worth County Sheriff’s Department from 1981 to 1984 until moving to the Albany Police Department where he would serve the Albany community for 22 years, retiring in 2006. The family would like Cecil to be remembered for his service to his country and his community. And to be remembered for the kind, fun and generous person he was. Cecil is preceded in death by his loving wife, Sue Carolyn (Hall) Whittington, of 51 years of marriage. He is survived by his son, Thomas Whittington (Rhonda) of Sylvester, Georgia and his daughter, Debi Faulkner (John) of Mount Joy, PA, four grandchildren, Matthew, Madison, Tyler and Jenna, and two great grandchildren, Tanner and Kyleigh Sue. A private Celebration of Cecil’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Cecil can be made to Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate) Telephone: 855.448.3997.
Cecil Paul Whittington Cecil Paul Whittington passed away on November 15, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Born in Sylvester, Georgia on July 21, 1941 to Willie Paul Whittington and Bessie Cleone (Whiddon) Whittington, Cecil lived three years of... View Obituary & Service Information
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