The family includes Cecil’s beloved wife of more than 63 years, Elinor Jean Kaechele Gartman; sons, James Gartman (Sherry) and Todd Gartman (Cathy); daughters, Debra Gartman and Becky Gartman Underwood (Neal); grandchildren, Michael Gartman (K.C.), Shellie Kichler (Nathan), Kristin Underwood, Haley Underwood, Grace Gartman and Meredith Gartman; great-grandsons, McCoy and Baylor Kichler; stepgrandsons, Matthew and Palmer; and a sister, Mary Glen Dees.
Mr. Gartman leaves a large extended family and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Scott Gartman; and sisters and brothers, Ducie (Wanda), Genevieve, Robert and Larry.
Cecil’s deeply loved grandchildren will especially miss his laughter.
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection celebrating the life of Cecil Gartman was held Feb. 3 at Swift Presbyterian Church.
Visitation with the family was at noon, with the service at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Burial was in the church cemetery. A social time with the family followed in the Swift fellowship hall.