Shelby County Indiana
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.
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Thursday, July 18, 2002
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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