Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Herald-Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Thursday, July 18, 2002
          Ill for the past several months,  Cecil Walter Disney Jr.,  74, of Martinsville, died at 7:19 p.m. July 16, 2002, at the Richard A. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis. He had lived in Martinsville since 1970, moving from Indianapolis.  The son of  Cecil and  Vivian V. (Thomas) Disney,  he was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Colorado, Texas.  He married  Emagene E. (City) Inman  Dec. 31, 1960.  She survives in Martinsville.
          Disney Jr. retired in 1998 from the Indianapolis Public School System as a vocational drafting teacher at Arsenal Technical high School.  He had taught there from 1987.  Prior to teaching Disney was a general contractor for 35 years.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  After graduation from Spencer High School he joined the armed forces and later attended Purdue University School of engineering during the early 1950s. He then graduated from Indiana State University in 1987 with a degree in education.  He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, life member of the VFW Post 1241 in Fort Wayne, member of the American Legion Post 777 in Indianapolis, Moose Lodge Post 1127 in Martinsville, and a member of the Optimus Club in San Antonio, Texas.  He served as the DAV State Commander in 1978-79 and the DAV State Adjutant 1984-85, won the Martinsville Mayor's Award in 1979, became a Sagamore of the Wabash June 1979, received the Marine Corps League Award in 1979, and the Kentucky governor gave him the Kentucky Colonel Award in April 1981.  He served with the U.S. Army as a Private First Class from April 6, 1946 through July 26, 1947.  Disney was a man of devotion.  He committed himself to whatever he was involved.  He also enjoyed gardening and attending his grandchildren's events.
          Other survivors include four sons,  Joe Disney  of Martinsville,  Charles Disney  of Jasonville,  David Disney  of Texas and  Tim Disney  of Terre Haute; two daughters,  Lenda J. Disney Page  of Martinsville and  Deborah Barnard  of Switz City; two stepsons,  Jack Inman  of Bloomfield,  Randy Inman  of Switz City; a stepdaughter,  Penny Smiddie  of Bloomfield; two brothers,  Roger Disney  of Oregon, Wash., and  Wayne Disney  of Palm Bay, Fla.; two sisters,  Mary Ellen Jacobs  of Oopelika, Ala., and  Nancy Beck  of Paradise, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
          The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Neal & Summers Mortuary.  The Rev. Robert Page will officiate.  Burial will be in Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 o'clock today and 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the mortuary.  The Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. during visitation.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sons of the American Legion.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

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