Staunton Mennonite Church

2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401

Cecil O. Showalter, Jr.

  "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." (John 20:21)


Cecil O. Showalter, Jr.

Cecil Showalter : Elder, Sunday School teacher, and willing worker

If you had the privilege of knowing Cecil Showalter, You also had the opportunity of learning many important things about life.

Cecil was consistent, kind and courageous. A truck driver who was respected by his co-workers. A husband and father, loved dearly by his wife, children and grandchildren. A committed churchman who served as Elder, Sunday School teacher and a willing worker wherever needed. A man who cared about his neighbors and community and with his wife Joyce volunteered to help in various causes.

Whether volunteering for a cause or a single act of kindness, Cecil never tooted his horn about what he did. He had a keen sense of humor that made him enjoyable to be around. He is remembered for the jokes he would read along with an encouraging devotional at the men's monthly breakfast he faithfully conducted. His walk with God was obvious by the consistent life he lived and the example he set as he courageously struggled with cancer.

If we were observing? We had the opportunity to learn a lot from him. Because of Cecil a lot of us will be better people because he was with us and didnít allow obstacles to get him down.

He will be missed by his church family