Cecil "Zeke" James Messer Sr., age 78, of Selma, AL, passed away October 6, 2018.
He worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for 45 years as a Surveyor and a Lock and Dam Operator.
He is preceded in death by his wife of thirty-seven years, Patricia Mitchell Messer; parents, Charles and Thelma Messer; siblings, Charles Messer, Curtis Messer, Carlton Messer, and Margaret Messer Sitek.
He is survived by his son, Cecil "Jimmy" James Messer Jr.; daughter, Melissa (Preston) Messer Jinright; grandchildren, Holt Elijah and Hudson Jinright; brother, Clyde (Shirley) Messer; sisters, Mary (Morris) Holder, Sarah Gomez, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Selma Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain John Gallups officiating. Interment will be in Pineview Memory Gardens with Selma Funeral Home directing. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Holt Elijah, Mark Holder, Dwight Jinright, Corey Stockdale, and John Briggs.
Honorary pallbearer will be Kyle Messer.