Cecil C. Colwell, 74, of Wilmington, N.C., died Sunday, November 23, 2008, at Britthaven of North Chase.
Born on April 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Claude and Edith Self Colwell. He lived in Jackson County before moving to Wilmington, N.C. and has family here now. He proudly served our country as a Paratrooper in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Colwell; a son, David James Colwell, Raleigh, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Colwell and Dale Willetts, Wilmington, N.C.; grandson and spouse, Chuck and Elizabeth Willetts, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Emma Willette; and granddaughter, Jessica Willetts, Wilmington, N.C.; brothers, Calvin Colwell and Jay Brown; sisters, Gladys Barnes, Ola Mae Greene, and Grace Miller.
A celebration of life service was held Tuesday, November 25, at Bethany Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bobby Schwart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.