Cecil L. Golden, 78, formerly of Lee's Summit, Missouri, was born, Sunday, December 30, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Leonard Edward and Opal Ethel (Manning) Golden. He departed this life at 11:29 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, at his son's home in Branson, Missouri, surrounded with love and family.
Cecil was a United States Army Veteran; proudly serving in the Infantry and Airborne divisions.
On October 4, 1966, he was united in marriage to Francies Darline Plumlee in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2008.
Cecil had been employed as a welder for the Simon & Johnson Company in Kansas City retiring in 1986. He enjoyed fishing and building racecars in his spare time.
He was also preceded in death by one grandchild Daniel Fields.
Cecil is survived by two sons Doug (and Kathy) Golden of Warsaw, Missouri, and Troy Golden (and Suzy Porter) of Branson; two daughters Diane Greer of Sedalia, Missouri, and Teri (and Doug) Hargrave of Greenwood, Missouri; one brother, Ronnie (and Sue) Golden of North Kansas City; three sisters, Debbie Blitzer of Leawood, Kansas, Donna (and John) Carter of Warsaw, Missouri, and Wanda Hibbs of Concordia; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday evening, August 29, 2013, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Reverend Roger Pickard of the Bible Church, Lee's Summit officiated. Graveside military services and interment were held in Floral Hills-East Cemetery, Lee's Summit. Casket bearers were Dusty Frieben, Doug Golden, Griff Golden, Troy Golden, Doug Hargrave, and Zander Hargrave.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus of Branson and may be sent in care of the funeral home.