Joseph Eugene “Gene” Cecil, 71, of Radcliff, KY passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown, KY.

Mr. Cecil was the owner of Rainbow Tavern. He was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church, Vine Grove, KY and Knights Of Columbus, 3379 Father Diemert Council, Vine Grove, KY.

He was preceded in by his parents, Willis & Mabel Cecil; five siblings, Anna Ruth Sherrard, Ruby Lee Sherrard, Patsy Stethen, W.O. Cecil, and Dickie Cecil.

Survivors include: His wife, Teresa Cecil of Radcliff, KY; two children, Joseph Eugene Cecil, Jr. of Elizabethtown, KY, Ashley Carol Cecil of Radcliff, KY; two brothers, Elroy Cecil & his wife, Ruby of Vine Grove, KY, J. Mack Cecil of Elizabethtown, KY; two sisters, Noelita Davis & her husband, Bill of Upton, KY, Wanda Reesor of Radcliff, KY; two grandchildren, Joseph Eugene Cecil, III, Wyatt Cecil; and a host of family & friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY. Cremation will follow the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund will be set up in his daughter’s name.

Condolences can be expressed online at

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