Cecil C. Seigler
Cecil C. Seigler
  • May 23, 1922 - August 31, 2017
  • Irmo, South Carolina

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Funeral Service for Cecil Caldwell Seigler, 95, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.

Mr. Seigler passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Born in Edgefield, SC, he was the son of the late Robert David Seigler and Alberta Mae “Berta” Reynolds. He was the husband of 63 years to the late Carolyn Kimbrell Seigler.

Mr. Seigler was a graduate of Edgefield High School. He joined and proudly served in the US Army in the 3rd Army, 20th Armored Division under General George Patton during World War II where they secured the crossing of the Danube River, and participated in the operations in Munich, and Salzburg as well as the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp in April 1945. Following Victory in Europe, he returned to New York and was slated for the invasion of Japan. The Division reported to Camp Cooke, CA, for amphibious assault training, but after the atomic bombs were dropped and Japan surrendered, the unit was inactivated on 2 April 1946. His unit received a Bronze Star and three Battle Stars during World War II. Mr. Seigler then returned to South Carolina to attend the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. He joined the staff of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shortly after receiving his degree in Business Administration from USC in 1949. Starting as a junior accountant, he advanced through the years and was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Administration in 1973. In 1975, he was named Outstanding Male State Employee and received the SC Public Health Association’s James A. Hayne Award in 1976. He was also recognized in “Who’s Who in Government” in 1977. Following retirement, he volunteered with The Board of Elections. He was also a member of the SC State Retirees Association and served on the Executive Committee of the SC State Credit Union. Most recently, he participated in the WWII Honor Flight of 2015 to Washington, DC.

Mr. Seigler was a former member of Reformation Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council, was Treasurer of the Building Fund and was Financial Secretary. He was a current member of Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church.

He is survived by sons, Michael (Nancy) Seigler, Richard (Tina) Seigler, David Seigler; grandsons, Bryan Seigler, Richard “Ford” Seigler, William “Will” Seigler; and granddaughter, Katherine “Kirby” Seigler. He was preceded in death by his ten siblings.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Carolina Gardens Senior Living and Comfort Care Hospice for their compassionate care shown to Mr. Seigler and our family.

Memorials may be made Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

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