Cecil was born May 23, 1924, in Nevada, to Louis Martin and Lizzie Mable (Woods) Wait. He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps and worked as a bus operator for the Kansas City ATA. Cecil was a member the Boys Scouts, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Roanoke Christian Church, 8th Air Force Historical Society, and the 1287th Transit Union.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mae Waite; his parents; a sister, Etta Clark; brothers, Richard and Eugene Wait. Survivors include his children, Gary E. Waite, Debra D. Boyer, Christopher G. Waite, Heather B. Waite and Neal R. Waite; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Louis M. Wait Jr.
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