Cecil Theodore “Teddy” DeWees, 85, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Cecil was born on August 11, 1935 to Cecil C. and Eliza R. (Aker) DeWees. A true family man from the beginning, Cecil, left school early to work and support his mother and siblings. On April 10, 1954 in Carthage, Indiana, he married Barbara Jean True. Together they would have four children and raise their family in Eaton, Indiana.
Cecil worked for RockTenn, later WestRock for over 33 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed camping, fishing, Dodge trucks, western movies and goats.
He attended Old Town Hill Baptist Church and participated in Prophet Sunday School.
Cecil is survived by his children: Diana Stapleton, Gary DeWees (Elizabeth), Bruce DeWees (Diana), and Bobbie Goe (Kyle); two sisters: Sarah “Sue” Makela, and Linda Minzenberger; eight grandchildren: Timothy Stapleton (Sally), Kimberly Stapleton, Bruce DeWees Jr. (Bridget), Cecil DeWees (Laura), Cory DeWees, Kyle DeWees (Abby), Austin Goe (Jacy), and Brittany Goe; eleven great-grandchildren, four great-great-greadchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and his pretty girl Tippy.
In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by his wife Barbara DeWees; three brothers: Thelin DeWees, Ronald DeWees and Mitchel DeWees; two sisters; Ruth Ann DeWees and Norma Scheibler; a son-in-law, Alan Stapleton and a daughter-in-law, Debra DeWees.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Old Town Hill Baptist Church, 3000 S. Burlington Drive, Muncie, Indiana, with Pastor Bruce Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Eaton Union Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the church, prior to services.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital was very important to Barbara and Cecil. For many years they supported the hospital in any way they could, including organizing the St. Jude Bike Marathon in Eaton. Memorials may be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227.
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