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W. Cecil FlattDecember 20, 1927 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 89)
W. Cecil Flatt, 89, of Benton, (Jackson Township), died late Thursday evening, December 7th, 2017 at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Emergency Room after being stricken ill at his home.
Born December 20, 1927 in Sparta, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Fowler E. Flatt and Mary E. (Richardson) Flatt. He and his wife, Betty Jane (Fausey) Flatt, would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on January 6th.
Mr. Flatt faithfully served his country in World War II in the U. S. Army as a Medic under the Surgeon General. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Emblem, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button.
He was employed as a freight conductor for Amtrak for 25 years, retiring in 1979.
Mr. Flatt was a member of the Waller United Methodist Church, Cyrus Lodge, No. 5, F. & A. M. in New Jersey, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1979. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, 32nd degree and the Bloomsburg American Legion, Post 273.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, archery hunting and fly fishing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Betty, are his two daughters: Wanda L. May and her partner, Patrick Kramer, of Perkasie and Lori J. Detweiler and her husband, Steven, of Souderton. Also surviving are four grandchildren; Stephen Croasdale, Brian May, Janell Dudeck and Justin Miller; four great grandchildren; Ronin Dudeck, Akira Dudeck; Gracie May and Sullivan May.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dillard Flatt and by a sister, Nettie L. Warner.
Funeral Services and Masonic Services will be held Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 11 AM at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (S. R. 487) with Pastor Matthew Verstraeten, officiating. Burial will be in the Waller Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by a combined Veterans group. A Viewing will be held Wednesday from 10 AM until the time of the Services at 11 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Benton Ambulance Association or to the Waller United Methodist Church.
Waller United Methodist Church
P. O. Box 285, Benton PA 17814
Benton Ambulance Association
150 Colley Street, Benton PA 17814