Cecil Wayne Bruner

Class of 1949

1949 Maroon SpotlightCecil Bruner
Cecil Bruner

Football ’47-’49; Basketball ’47’49; Baseball ’47-’49; F. F. A. ’46’49.

Cecil Wayne Bruner

August 28, 1930 – February 16, 2008

Services for Cecil W. Bruner, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at First Christian Church in Healton, OK with Rev. David Hand officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Born on Aug. 28, 1930, in Morrison, Okla., to Rollie A. “Dick” Bruner and Florence Jessie Day Bruner, he passed from this life on Feb. 16, 2008, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Merlin Bruner.

Cecil attended school at Watchorn and graduated from Perry High School where he played football and basketball.

He and Delores Nemechek were married on March 20, 1953, in Perry.

Cecil served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean war achieving the rank of corporal. He began working for Mobil Oil Company in 1952 and retired in 1992 after 40 years of service. A resident of Healdton since 1962, he was a faithful member of First Christian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid coffee drinker at Ecks and enjoyed visiting with everyone who came his way. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy, his family and many friends who will always cherish the memory of a kind man who shared his loving spirit in his home, his church and his community.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, David Bruner and wife, Pam, Midwest City, and Larry Bruner and wife, Virginia, Healdton; five grandchildren, Brandy, Jonathan, Julie, Stephanie and Lauren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bearers are David Bingman, Butch Barbour, Pete Goodwin, Danny Campbell, Rusty Turnbull and John Hawkins. Honorary bearers are Bill Dawson, Henry Christian, Buck Cantwell, Charles Cody and J.W. McCartney.