By McKenna Dosier
Joseph “Clyde” Cecil was a modern day renaissance man.
He was a father, a veteran, a farmer and a survivor.
Dec. 13, 1919, Cecil was born in Raywick, Kentucky and recently passed away on May 19.
Cecil went to school until the eighth grade, then left to go work on the family farm, said his son, Mike Cecil.
He said during Cecil’s youth and during the Great Depression he and his family made moonshine for extra income.