Steven D. Zell - Cisco

Steven D. Zell, 61, of Cisco, TX, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Pine Knoll Rehabilitation Center in Winchester.

He was born on January 19, 1948 in Winchester to Joe W. and Rosa Mary (Sutton) Zell. He was the Valedictorian of the 1966 class of Lee L. Driver High School and a graduate of Butler University. He then received his Masters from Southern Methodist University in Texas.

He stayed in Cisco, TX where he was a professor of music at Cisco Junior College, retiring after 36 years of teaching. Steven also played the pipe organ at his church for 35 years. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Texas Community College Teacher’s Association.

Survivors include his son, David (wife DeAnna) Zell of Midlothian,TX; his daughter, Sarah (husband Scott) White of Clyde,TX; three grandchildren, Zachary Zell, Cody Zell, and Camryn Zell; two brothers, Tom (wife Cheryl) Zell of Winchester and Aaron (wife Kim) Zell of Moorpark, CA; a sister-in-law, Susan (husband Jerry) DeCamp; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carol Zell.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday at First Baptist Church of Eastland with Dr. Shawn Brewer officiating burial will be in The Pleasant Hill Cemetery directed by Kimbrough Funeral Home of Cisco.