Cecil H. Daniels, 88, of Mt. Vernon, died 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Sunday, March 7, 1926, in Jefferson County, the son of William and Anna (Townes) Daniels. He married Tincie Lucille Allen on April 13, 1946, in Mt. Vernon and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 1997.
Cecil worked as a truck driver for Cusumano and Sons and later for Torregrossa Produce. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by three daughters, Linda Cooper of Mt. Vernon, Patricia Holbrook and husband Bobby of Mt. Vernon and Sharon Selvey and husband John of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Anthony Daniels and wife Sandi of West Frankfort, Terry Daniels and wife Robin of Mt. Vernon, John Daniels and wife Jane of Mt. Vernon and DeWayne Daniels and wife Kathy of Cahokia; brother, Joe Fay Daniels and wife Joann of Sycamore; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sandra Corbett; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Harold Whitlock officiating. Interment will be at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
In honor of Cecil’s wishes, no visitation will be held prior to the service.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Daniels family (please make checks payable to John Daniels) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.