STATESVILLE Mr. Cecil M. Mayberry, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Valley Nursing Home, in Taylorsville. Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Iredell County, he was the son to the late Charles Capp and Bessie Reavis Mayberry. Cecil was of the Christian faith and a 1954 graduate of Scotts High School where he was varsity letterman in all school sports. He was a former Statesville Police and Correctional Officer, and a truck driver for 32 years, where he retired from Consolidate Freightways. Cecil loved his family and enjoyed the beach, playing golf, watching sports, especially the Carolina Tarheels basketball and Alabama Crimson Tide football. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge of Statesville and the Teamsters Union. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Stikeleather Mayberry; brother, Charles Mayberry; sisters, Sarah Mayberry, Beatrice Warren and Mildred Kale. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Bonnie Cecilia Mayberry, Mike Mayberry (Kim Markahm), Gina Moore, Lisa (Gerald) Lippard and Karla Pharr all of Statesville and Rita Mauney of Troutman; grandchildren, Brandon (Cristen) Crouch, Heather Pharr, Jason (Amanda) Lippard, Jody (Chasity) Pharr, Heath Pharr and Kasey Pharr; 11 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew. Cecil's wish was for a private family burial. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at First Church of the Nazarene, in Statesville. Online condolences can be made to the family at Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Cecil Mayberry.

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