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Updated: 01/14/2014 05:20:39PM

Cecil N. Wilks

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Cecil N. Wilks, 103, left his earthly home Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, after battling with cancer.

He was born in Holton, Mich., Nov. 22, 1910, where he grew up on the family farm with his two brothers and their parents.

Cecil was an electrician by trade as well as an avid gardener all his life.

He will be missed by his son, Darriel (Ann) Wilks, of Huntsville, Ala.; three daughters, Linda Brodowsky of Arcadia, Fla., Ruth (Mitch) Hopper of Rochester, Ill., and Penny (Mitch) Ramsey, whom he lived with in Englewood; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and his best friend and business associate for many years, Al Stenstrom. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 32 years, Violet, who died in 1971; their daughter, Joyce Evans; granddaughter, Georgianna Evens; and his second wife of 38 years, Dorothy who died in 2009.

There will be a memorial service held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his residence: 2193 Keyway Road East, in Englewood on for those who want to attend.

Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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