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Cecil Reinhart

June 14, 1929 — January 5, 2016

Cecil Reinhart, 86, of Jet, Oklahoma was born June 14, 1929 on his Grandfather Meb Williamson's homestead east of Jet. He went home on January 5, 2016 to be with the Lord and his beloved wife of 67 years, Jessie Mary, who preceded him in death on December 1, 2015.

Cecil influenced the lives of many young people. In 1949, at the age of twenty, he became a Boy Scout Scoutmaster and chartered Troop #27 of Jet. In 1986, he achieved the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to scouting. His desire for community service also led him to join Lion's Club, and he was recently recognized for 60 years of service to that organization.

He was a farmer/teacher and dedicated twenty years to the Nash and Jet-Nash Public Schools. Cecil was greatly admired as a teacher and coach by many students and peers. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2007, the football field in Jet was renamed the Cecil Reinhart Field.

Cecil taught for six years at the James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena. In later years, he was passionate about sharing his faith in Christ through the Kairos Prison Ministry, continuing his legacy of setting an example and influencing countless lives.

He is survived by daughters, Vicki Cooper and husband, Dick of Lubbock, Texas, Nancy Evans of Enid; son, Clark Reinhart and wife, Jeannie of Jet; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; half-brother, George Reinhart of Clearwater, Florida; sister-in-law, Carole Reinhart of Hutchinson, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mary; his father, George Reinhart; his mother, Nina (Williamson) Zimmerman; his step-father, Floyd "Dutch" Zimmerman.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at Jet United Methodist Church under the direction of Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home. The family suggests the Timberlake Swimming Pool, Jet Volunteer Fire Department or the Boy Scouts of America/Cimarron Council.

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