Timothy James Cecil was taken to be with the Lord on April 28, 2017 after an unsuccessful cardiac surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. He was living in Ashville, Alabama when God called him home.
Tim was born on January 23, 1944 in Laport, Indiana to Eugene Henry Cecil and Nancy Jane McGuff Cecil. He was the second of three children until his father died and Nancy remarried and had three more children.
Tim loved the Navy since he was a small child and at the age of 17 he joined the US Navy. Tim served on the USS Yorenite AD 12, 1961-1962; Philagrulant resfit, 1962-1965; NTC Great Lakes, 1965-1966; USS Amphion AAR 13, 1966-1968; USS Newport News CA 148, 1968-1969; NTC GRT LKS IC IB, 1969-1970; Oceangraftrie Unit Three USNS Michelson TAGS-20, 1970-1971; USS Shenadoah AD-26, 1971-1974; DSS RIERS F MAG, 1974-1975; USS Moinester FF-1097, 1976-1978, and the USS Vulcan AR5, 1978-1981. He traveled the world while serving our country and received many accommodations. Tim was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy 'E' Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal, RVN Meritorious Unit Citation (gallantry Cross). Tim retired from the US Navy on June 3, 1981 after 20 years of service.
After retiring from the Navy, Tim was employed by the US government with a company in Virginia that has the expertise to repair, rework, and refurbish virtually every electronics circuit board, subassembly or system of the Armed Forces structure and impact every aspect of the modern battlefield. He moved to Texas and worked with the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility-NASA in Palestine, Texas. He later moved to Alabama to work for Wal Mart in the capacity of setting up Wal Mart stores.
Tim's second love was motorcycles. He was a member of several clubs but his love and family was the Two Dog Motorcycle Club. Tim became a member of Two Dog in 1985. When we would visit, Tim always spoke of the members of Two Dog as his family. Tim was loved by many and was always trying to help other.
Tim was a member of the St. Peters Episcopal Church in Talladega, Alabama prior to moving to Ashville. He had many friends in Ashville which were like family. He was very comfortable with his life.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Michael Eugene Cecil and Patrick John Dombrowski. He is survived by his sisters, Melinda Ann Cecil Duncan of Palestine, Texas and Tina Marie Dombrowski Ketcherside of Chanute, Kansas; brother, David Lee Dombrowski of Ft. Worth, Texas, and a step son, Justin Alan Mott of New York.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. The family will be meeting at the cemetery.
Published on October 18, 2017