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Lonnie Joe Cecil

Lonnie Joe Cecil, age 59, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born May 7, 1962, in De Queen, Arkansas, to Thomas William Cecil and Winnie Milam Cecil. Lonnie was a paint stripper for Crider Aircraft. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and going to the Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival.  He was a knowledgeable mechanic who was trusted by many to fix their vehicles. Lonnie also enjoyed catching up on the latest news with his friends at Scotty’s Convenience Store in Cove. Lonnie also served on the Cove Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Above all, Lonnie loved his family and enjoyed time spent with them.

Mr. Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas William and Winnie Milam Cecil. He is survived by his son Phillip and wife Nicola Cecil; daughter, Adonna McKay; granddaughter, Jozlyn Cecil; brothers, Boyd and wife Dawn Cecil, and Neil and wife Jeanette Cecil; nephews, Josh Cecil and Johnathon Cecil, and nieces Tiffany Cecil and Amanda Cecil. 

Mr. Lonnie Joe Cecil’s cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Revival Center in Cove, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. 

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