Cecil was born February 22, 1930 in Karnes County, Texas to William M. Brown and Hattie V. Linder Brown. He married Betty Sammons Brown in 1948 in Pettus. He was a crane operator in oil and gas plants. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a member of the Veteran of Merchant Marine.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty Brown of Kenedy; daughters, Marianna (John) Martin of Midland, Billie Ann Brown of Kenedy and Kathy (Lester) Gorzell of La Vernia; sons, Allen (Lynn) Brown of Kenedy, Morris (Melody) Brown of Kenedy and Larry (Jamie) Brown of Kenedy; 18 grandchildren and 24 great, great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his father, William M. Brown; mother, Hattie Linder Brown; and son, Jerry Brown.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 from 6-8 at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services were held Nov. 11, 2011 in Eckol Chapel with Russell G. Briley officiating. Burial followed at the Kenedy Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Alex Gorzell, Andrew Gorzell, Stephen Creswell, Dusty Brown, Morris Brown, Jr. and Bryan Martin.