Cecil R. Webster
Texas is home for Cecil, and it has been for his family since the early 1880s. He was born in Franklin (Robertson County), population of about 1,100. When he was eleven, the family moved to a ranch outside of Navasota in the Courtney area (Grimes County), before eventually settling down in Bryan (Brazos County). By then, he had come to love small towns and country living, and vowed to ‘return’ to such a place one day.
After completing high school in Bryan (Bryan High School), Cecil attended and graduated from Prairie View A&M University, and then entered the Army as a second lieutenant of the infantry. And there he would remain for the next 26 years. The highlight of his military career was teaching engineering to West Point cadets at the United States Military Academy. But to do that, the Army sent him back to school to get a master’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station. Most of his military career, however, was spent developing and testing intercontinental ballistic missile systems to protect soldiers on the battlefield and civilians in populated areas.
After retiring from the Army, Cecil worked for a non-profit organization (Battelle Memorial Institute) until the yearning for small towns and country life finally caught up with him. He and his wife packed their bags, left the Washington, D.C. metro area, and moved to a wildlife management farm they had established outside of Carmine (Fayette County). And they have not looked back since. But he has looked forward to giving back to his communities through countless hours of public service as a volunteer with several civic, religious, scholastic, and political organizations.
From a more personal perspective, Cecil is married to the former Marsha Burnett of Brenham; she is a retired educator with a doctorate in education. They have been married for 37 years and have one child, Dr. Cecil R. Webster, Jr., a medical doctor (specializing in psychiatry) in Boston, MA. And last, but certainly not least, Cecil is a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church in Brenham, his wife's childhood church and the church they were married in 37 years ago.
Cash On Hand: $10,920.45