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Cecil Passman

Cecil D. Passman, 82, Colony, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home.

Cecil was the fourth of five children born to Thomas Gideon Passman and Lottie (Jenkins) Passman. He was born on Jan. 24, 1931, in Amite, La. He grew up in Amite, and as a boy he helped local farmers. He joined the U.S. Army in 1952. Cecil served in Vietnam as a medic, and worked in hospitals there. He retired from the military at the rank of sergeant first class in 1978. He was stationed in Hawaii from 1970 until his retirement. 

Cecil then traveled the United States, before settling in Denim Springs, Colo. where he worked at a hospital. While working at Anderson County Long Term Care in Nov. of 1990, he met his future wife, Cindy. Cecil was united in marriage to Cindy Adkinson on Dec. 31, 1996 in Garnett.They lived in Neosho Falls from 1992 to 2009, when they moved to Colony.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and gardening. Cecil loved helping others and was a very hard worker. 

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lottie Passman; two brothers, Pat Passman and C.B. Passman; and a sister, Jane Yarborough.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Passman and a sister, Rosie L. Crowe, Walker, La.

Funeral services with military honors will be at 3 p.m., on Dec. 29, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colony Fire Department. Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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