Cecil Dennis Savacool, age 84, passed away on March 31, 2017 after a six-month battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nellie Shelley Savacool, two daughters Cecilia Simmons and husband Gordon of Homer, and Rhonda Cox and husband Randel of Minden. Two grandchildren Andra Fountain and Matt Simmons both of Athens, three great-grandchildren, two sisters Nelda Richardson of Ft. Myers, Florida and Mary Stewart of Bossier City.

He was preceded in death by his parents W.D. Savacool and Alma Savacool, and one brother Richard Savacool.

Cecil graduated from Doyline High School in 1952, served four years in the United States Air Force, received a degree in air conditioning from trade school and retired from AT&T in 1989. Cecil donated his body to science and there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Special thanks to Renee Greene and hospice for being so kind and caring during our time of sorrow.