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“a very respectable man, liked by all who knew him. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: bertie Allison - Beaumont, TX

“MR. CECIL WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL MAN! RIP MR.CECIL! ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Jacobs-Scalf - Port Neches

“A true gentleman, Christian, and friend... We will miss him, but cherish our memories for now. Cecil impacted my life in many ways... Thank you...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Benny Thomas - Sour Lake, TX

“Prayers for the family. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Williams-Musgrove - LA

“Everything Cecil did was well done. Be at peace, Cecil. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Stokes - Victoria, TX

“He was the best grandfather a girl could ask for. I love you and miss you tremendously. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Marianne Wiggins - Beaumont

“What a fine gentleman! I worked with Cecil at Neches Butane for many years, beginning in 1957 when I was 19. When I learned that he had some...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Don Jacobs - Beaumont, TX

“My deepest sympathy to Cecil's family.What a wonderful leader and terrific man. He was my sponsor for membership in the Beaumont Founders Lion's...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Robinson, Retired County Treasurer - TX

“Cele- Paul and I are thinking of you and the family with Love and Prayers. Michele ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Paul and Michele - Port Arthur, TX

“I knew Mr. Holstead from jury duty summonses. He was a complete gentle man and I always enjoyed our conversations. One day he invited me to have...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: howell gwin jr - beaumont, TX

“Such a quiet good friend, I have known Cecil for many years, most recently at the Dairy Queen afternoon coffee klatch. Bless your family and you will...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Chatelain - Nederland, TX

“A good man who will be missed greatly. He is in a better place. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce Ewing - Port Neches, TX

“I have fond memories of Cecil at breakfast on Fridays; he was always so cheerful and full of fun. I will miss his presence,but he will be there in...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Edmonds - nederland, TX

“My dad (Clyde Baker )was born in Choudrant,La and was very close friends with Thelbert Holstead (not sure how they are kin). May GOD be with your...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Duane and Sandra Baker - Buna, TX

“So sorry to learn of Cecil's passing. He was a good friend for such a long time and I miss him. Pray that he rest in peace. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Calise Blanchard - Arlington, TX

“On behalf of my uncle, Rivers Eskind, my son and myself, sincere condolences in your great loss. He was a very kind and loving person. Keep your...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Dianne Thompson Hollier - TX

“He was a wonderful person.May GOD BLESSED THE HOLSTEADS FAMILY! ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jimmy DeRouen - Port Arthur, TX

“I have known Cecil and Katie and the girls every since I was a young boy and I want to tell them all that I am very sorry for their loss. I know that...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Dick Stockton - Nederland, TX

“Papa, you are so dear and so dearly beloved. As you look down on us during the day, please intercede for us and help to guide us in the right...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Redding - Port Arthur, TX


Cecil Holstead of Port Neches, Texas died March 31, 2015 at the age of 97. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, his wife of nearly 74 years, Katie Holstead and his youngest daughter, Jo Beth Williams. He is survived by his older daughters, Joyce Haese of Choudrant, Louisiana and Cecile Holstead of Port Neches. Other survivors include 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Holstead, a 55 plus year member of First United Methodist Church of Port Neches and a member of the Men's Bible Class where he served as their teacher for 35 years, remained active up to the last 2 months of his life. He held many offices in his church, was Mayor of Port Neches from 1954 to 1958, councilman from 1950 to 1954 and District Clerk of Jefferson County from 1962 to 1982. He served with many local organizations including, SETX Hospice from its foundation until 2012, Goodwill Industries, The Salvation Army, Lions Club, The Boy Scouts of American, AFL/CI0 Labor Union, the District Clerk's Association (at state and national levels) , United Way and Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. He was a man devoted to his family, church, job, city, county, and country. His intent was to always leave a place better off for his having been there. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Port Neches with Dr. Wesley Welborn officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Port Neches, P.O. BOX 277, Port Neches, Texas or Holistic Christian Ministry, 458 Dogwood Forest Drive, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

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Levingston Funeral Home - Port Neches
2001 Nall Port Neches, TX 77651
Tel. (409) 722-0253

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