Cecil, “Bud” was born in Oklahoma City to Dorah Cecil Herod and Ida Lee (Pitts) Herod. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and retired from SW Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Helen. He is survived by his son Cecil Herod III and his wife Denise; his daughter Denise Pinkerton; 5 grandchildren, Jake Herod, Kelly Leonard, Emily Pinkerton, Lindsay Jennings and Laura Manna; 5 great grandchildren, Merritt, Collin, Claire, Olivia and Preston. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1 – 8 PM at the funeral home. Services to celebrate his life will be at 11 AM, Monday, January 13, 2020 in the Annex at Putnam City Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Bethany Cemetery.