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Cecil George Woodside,Sr
(April 24, 1925 - August 19, 2012)

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Cecil George Woodside,Sr

Life Celebration services for Mr. Cecil George Woodside ”Woody’, Sr. of Seffner who passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012, will be held Saturday, August 25th, 11:00 a.m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson, officiating and Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott delivering the Eulogy. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Cecil was born in Miami, Florida to the union of Fletcher and Martha Woodside, both natives of Nassau, Bahamas. Cecil was raised in the church of God in Christ and during his childhood he was an active member of a gospel quartet entitled, “The Woodside Jubilee Four”, consisting of Cecil, his sister and two brothers. Cecil and his siblings were considered to be talented singers and dancers. Cecil enjoyed jazz, billiards, pinochle, traveling, greyhound racing, and was an avid sports fan, frequently watching and attending boxing matches. Cecil was a member of the 398th Quartermaster Truck Company in the European Theatre of Operation from July 1944 to July 1945. He drove a 2 ½ ton cargo truck in a convoy, transporting 16 military personnel from rest camp to the front lines daily under enemy fire over all types of terrain, at all hours of the day and night according to his military records. Prior to the military, Cecil was employed by the Springer Mattress Company of Miami. After his honorable discharge from the military he and a good friend became business owners of a billiard parlor. Later he was employed by the county and city of Miami as a maintenance repairman in the metro-library until his retirement in May of 1991. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Preston Alexander Woodside and Eugene Richard Woodside, sister, Eloise Mae Woodside Devoe and daughter, Felecia Ceceil Woodside. He leaves to cherish his memory: children, Cecil George Woodside, Jr. (Maxine), Anthony Deval Woodside (Rosalind), Cecelia Nichols Woodside, Cedric Woodside (Sonja) and Valencia Woodside Hill (Donnie); grandchildren, Cecil George, III, Christopher, Anthony, Jr., Rashad, Octavia, Melissa, Shantrell, Keion, Cedric, Jr., Jerome, Siera and Latesha Woodside, Dena Williams, Renaldo Flander, Jenika, Raymond and Joseph Nichols and Phoenicia Jantez Hill; a host of great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; nieces, Leartis Devoe Jewel, Angeletha Devoe Sawyer, Claratha Paythane Devoe, Lorraine Allens, Crystal Woodside Larry and Sherita Woodside Hubert; nephews, Eugene Woodside, Jr., Nathan Woodside and Edward Woodside; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening. The family will receive friends from 6-7. p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel for the service on Saturday.

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