Witcher, Cecil V.

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Cecil V. Witcher born in Princeton, WV on December 21, 1945. He grew up in Princeton and Tams, West Virginia, and attended Princeton High School. Cecil was employed by Virginia Tech University for many years as a cook, and also worked on the construction of the University. He was also a professional musician. He played guitar and bass guitar with his local band “The Fantastic Six”. He frequently traveled to Los Angeles California hosted by his sister Brenda Banks to work in California playing guitar. He toured briefly with the Doobie Brothers’ backup band and The Red Foxx live act in Los Angeles an Las Vegas in the early 80’s He also recorded 3 record albums.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alma Pannel and Cecil V Witcher, along with two sisters Brenda Pannell and Regelia Banks. He died on September 15th 2020 after a long illness.

He is survived by his son Carlos Anderson, Sr., his brother Adam, and their mother, Natlyn Black. 5 grandchildren; Diante, Keshawn, Rayshawn, Carlos, Jr.and Dallas; 1 great grandchild; friend, Chelsey; 2 nieces Zeratha and Cynthia Banks . 1 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, Latira Myles. A host of cousins and friends he called brothers, Bubby, Curtis. Bo, Ricky, Walter, and Clyde.

Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.