Jun 18, 1953 - Dec 11, 2020
Graveside services for Cedric Levi Shakespeare, Sr., 67, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday,
December 18, 2020 at the Shakespeare Cemetery. A Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday,
December 17th at 746 White Hawk Road. Mr. Shakespeare passed away on December 11,
He was born on June 18, 1953, in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, son of Robert A. Bell and Mary
Christine Shakespeare. He graduated from the Wyoming Indian High School in 1974 and lived in Ethete most of his life. He was raised by his grandparents West and Elizabeth
Shakespeare with the help of his Uncles and Aunts.
He married Rita Black 1984 in Fort Washakie, WY and lived in the Mill Creek housing area for over 30 years, many people teased him about being Mayor of the village.
In his younger years Cedric worked at the Arapaho Ranch cowboying. After having a family of
his own, He worked in security for over 20 years at Northern Arapaho Housing and the
Wyoming Indian High Schools.
He was one of his family’s biggest supporters, attending all his children’s activities, then his
grandchildren’s basketball games, rodeo and other sporting events. He was known to tease all
the kids to behave and was there to cheer them on as well.
Mr. Shakespeare was a baptized member of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include His daughters Maria Shakespeare, Cecelia Shakespeare and children,
Cedric Shakespeare Jr. and Children, Brothers Jimmy (Cathy) Shakespeare, RJ (Letha)
Shakespeare, Darrell O’Neal Sr. Sisters: Elizabeth (Larry) Antone, Francene, Lynelle, Vicky,
Vernita Shakesepare, nieces, Rachel Peery (Jameson Kaulaity), Mary Peery, Jaime Hensley,
Sandy Hensley, Amy Bell Ashley Bell. The Underwood Family, and numerous others.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Black Shakespeare; parents; son, Stanley West
Shakespeare; sister, Rosie and Justina Shakespeare, Annette O’Neal, Ann Friday, Judith Ann
Bell Peery; brothers, Medford Shakespeare, Dallas Shakespeare, Dominic Martinez, Clement,
Michael, Gabriel Friday, grandparents, Judith Ann C’Bearing, Charles Whitebull Bell; uncles,
Richard “Big Rock” Shakespeare, Michael Shakespeare, George West Shakespeare,
Nickenson John Shakespeare, Ronald Albert Bell, George Curtis Bell; aunts, Lydia
(Shakespeare) Friday and Maria (Shakespeare) Martinez.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.