Mr. Cecil Whiteside, 73, of Statesville, N.C., died Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., on October 31, 1946, he was a son of the late Thurils Whiteside and Gladys Epley Whiteside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Arnold, Summy and Ronnie Whiteside; a sister, Carolyn Webster; five nephews and one niece.

He was self employed in residential construction.

Mr. Whiteside is survived by his wife, the former Lori Bruce, sons, Markus Bruce (Casey), Wesley Bruce (Cheyenne) and Brandon Bruce; a daughter, Teresa Suggs (Mike); seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Larry Dean Whiteside (Brenda); and two sisters, Gail Wilson (Jeff) and Debra White; along with several nieces and nephews.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Mr. Whiteside will lie in state at Nicholson Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, and friends and family may drop by and greet the family. Services will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to: Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, Amvets Post 500, 720 Meacham Road, Statesville, NC 28677 or to the American Lung Association, 1200 Hosford Street Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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