Cecil Ray Wafer, Sr. was born to Mae Alice, and Thomas Wafer in Palmer on October 27, 1936. He was a lifelong resident of Ellis County left us on March 31, 2018 to be met with love by his parents, multiple siblings, and many friends, previous spouses as well as his precious granddaughter, Shelley Nance. Cecil, known by many as “Red” worked as a ranch hand for his young adult life, he was employed with Tyler Refrigeration in Waxahachie for 19 years. Along with help from his children and wife Norma, he cut firewood and hay to supplement their income. He was well known during the ice storm of 1978 that lasted almost a week when he was one of the few able to navigate the ice-covered roads to deliver firewood. He instilled the love of fishing into most all his children and grandchildren. It was a toss-up on which was his passion- fishing or Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream which he would enjoy almost daily.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 40 years, Norma Perez Wafer of Waxahachie, and his children: Cecil Wafer Jr., Johnny Wafer, Calvin Wafer (Alana), Danny Wafer (Cheryl), Terry Wafer (Paula), Larry Wafer (Linda), Cynthia Nance (Sam), Billy Wafer (Robin), Christina Wafer-Jones (Steve), and Johnathan Wafer (Holly). Grandchildren: Chad Wafer & Britni Feazell, Trysta Wafer, Zachery Wafer, Emily Jeter & Amanda Podowski, Rachael David & Shauna Nance, Carlee & Gage Wafer, Hayden West & Katie Jones and Damien Wafer, and multiple great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jesse Wafer (Rose) and special nephews/ nieces Thomas Allen Wafer, George Butch Wafer, Richard Wafer, David Wafer, Billy & Buddy Hill & Donna Pals. Family Friends: Ruiz Family, Boyer Family, Hawkins/ Roberts Family, Robledo Family. In addition to the above, there are so many other cousins, friends, previous coworkers and neighbors that we know also played an important role in his life.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral home in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at the Forreston Cemetery in Forreston, Texas. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Wednesday, April 04, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas.

A special thank you to Bristol Hospice- Pathways LLC for their continuous education and care during his final weeks. We appreciate all the honest information that you provided as well as the consoling way your staff provided it.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com