Cecil H. Simmons – RIP

We were sorry to learn yesterday that our friend Cecil passed away on Monday.  He had been Ill a few months this time, but had previously fought off various illnesses.

We could always count on Cecil and Vickie being at all the bluegrass festivals, he was a great fan and supporter of local live music.  I couldn’t tell you how many times we watched R.J. Thomas, Jimmy Kittle, Red Martin, Ralph Paige and many others jamming under the awning of Cecil and Vickie’s camper.  There was usually coffee and sometimes other treats for the jammers.

We last saw Cecil at Marshall in July , and he wasn’t well then.  We had received word recently that he had taken a turn for the worse, so his passing wasn’t unexpected.  We’re sad, he was a great friend of bluegrass.