Mr. Cecil Ray Hargis, a resident of Auburndale, FL, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, FL. Mr. Hargis was born on March 18, 1937, in Crawford, TN to James Isaac (Ike) and Deamos (Bowman) Hargis.
Cecil was a Polk County, FL, resident since 1955 coming from Tennessee. He retired from Minute Maid as a machine operator. Cecil enjoyed fishing, classic cars and being outdoors. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by many friends and family.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, one brother and three sisters.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Hargis; his daughter, Darlene (Rickey) Riggs of Polk City, FL; two brothers, James Hargis of Crossville, TN, and Kenneth (Lucille) Hargis of Cookeville, TN; five sisters, Beulah Vaughn of Portland, TN, Frances Hargis of Crossville, TN, Faye Barnes of Crossville, TN,
Blanche (Jim) Kilgore of Elyria, OH, and Ikilene Hargis of Crossville, TN; and one granddaughter, Terrea Riggs of Lakeland, FL.
A Celebration of Life for Cecil Hargis will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Kersey Funeral Home in Auburndale, FL, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park.
Published on January 24, 2017