Cecil V. Witcher died on Sept. 15, 2020, after a long illness.
He was born in Princeton on Dec. 21, 1945, and grew up in Princeton and Tams, W.Va. He attended Princeton High School.
Cecil was employed by Virginia Tech University for many years as a cook. He also worked on the construction of the university. He was also a professional musician, playing guitar and bass guitar with his local band “The Fantastic Six.” He frequently traveled to Los Angeles, hosted by his sister, Brenda Banks to work there playing guitar. He toured briefly with the Doobie Brothers backup band and The Red Foxx live act in Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the early 80’s He also recorded three albums.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents Alma Pannel and Cecil V Witcher, along with two sisters, Brenda Pannell and Regelia Banks. He is survived by his son, Carlos Anderson, Sr.; his brother Adam and their mother, Natlyn Black; five5 grandchildren, Diante, Keshawn, Rayshawn, Carlos, Jr., and Dallas; one great-grandchild; a friend, Chelsey; two nieces, Zeratha and Cynthia Banks; one great-niece, Amber Norman, and two great-great nieces Laniyah Johnson and Makayla Forman; cousins Cynthia Pannell Covington, Priscilla Pannell Humpheries, Mark Pannell, Sandy Herdon,Vermish and Virmisha Pannell, Maurice Pannell, Haile Pannell, Imani Miles and Latira Myles; and a host of cousins and friends he called brothers: Bubby, Curtis. Bo, Ricky, Walter and Clyde.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.