Cecil was born on February 22, 1930 in Kossuth County, IA to Harley and Irene Braddock. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the United States Air Force where he served as an aircraft engine mechanic from 1950 to 1954. He was discharged with honor to include the National Defense Service Medal (Korean War) as well as the Good Conduct Medal. During his career, Cecil worked as an airline mechanic for various airlines to include Boeing, Pacific Northwest and Western. He retired from Delta in 1993.
Cecil married the love of his life, Maxine Charlotte Byrne Braddock and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 1, 2018. In addition to being a devoted husband; he was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather. Cecil was an avid gardener, woodworker and loved to spend time tinkering on various projects in his workshop.
Cecil is preceded in death by his parents; his son – James; and his nine siblings.
Cecil is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Maxine Braddock; Five children – Theresa Velazquez (Robert), Marilyn Twilley, Julie Hall (Randy), Maggie Fine (Blake) and Richard Braddock (Stephen); daughter in law Pam Braddock; Eleven grandchildren – Jamie, Joey, Sarah, Rebekah, Emily, Adam, Amanda, Joshua, Courtney, Zachary and Dylan; Six great grandchildren – Ethan, Lily, Nathan, Noah, Payton and Izzy.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Ethel Doyle and David Strulson who gave unconditionally of their time, love and support for Dad during the past three months of his life. In addition, the family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice for its help during this difficult time especially Tam and Amber.
Arrangements are in the care of Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, VA and condolences can be shared at www.maddoxfuneralhome.com. Cecil will be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C. at a future date not yet established.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to:
493 Blackwell Road, #319
Warrenton, VA. 20186
Online donations at www.heartlandhospicefund.org
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231
Online donations at www.donatenow.heart.org
American Bladder Cancer Association
399 Main Street – Suite 2B, Dalton, MA 01226
Online donations at www.bladdercancersupport.org