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Charlie Creech, Sr.

Charles W. "Charlie" Creech, Sr., 83, passed away peacefully at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, surrounded by his family in his daughter's home near Williamsburg.

He was born November 12, 1926 in Cumberland, Kentucky to Grant and Elsie Smith Creech. He attended school in Spartanburg before graduating from Fountain City High School in 1945. He formerly worked at International Harvester and in canning factories in Randolph County. He did carpentry work before entering the US Army in November 1954. He married the former Catherine Woods on November 26, 1955. They raised 8 children and shared 53 years together before her death on June 27, 2009.

Mr. Creech worked at Belden in Richmond from 1955 - 1987. He built his house on Boundary Road with help from his father. There, he enjoyed raising gardens of flowers and vegetables, which he often gave away to others. He enjoyed beekeeping and was known for making honey and removing unwanted bees from the property of others. He was an accomplished hunter, trapper and fisherman.

Mr. Creech will be missed by his 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jim George, Richmond; Linda and Leroy Lacey, Fountain City; Gale Block, Richmond; Nora and Tom Bales, Williamsburg and Rhoda and Mike Rapp, Indianapolis; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James Creech, Richmond; Charles W. "Bill" Jr. and Paula Creech, Richmond; daughter-in-law, Sharon Creech, Versailles, Kentucky; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Virginia Kelly, Champagne, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Creech was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and 1 son, Anthony Creech and 1 sister, Carol Smith.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Gloria Ward and his grandson, Pastor Steven Johnson, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. The Wayne County Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the graveside.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the funeral home.

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Its been a long time since I've seen Charles. I went to school with his daughter Linda. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.
Barbara(Rayborn) Wilson

Barbara Mar 25 2010 12:00 AM

I just walked by the river to say good bye to Uncle Charles. I'm so sorry we're not there with you today. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Charles was such a good man. You must be so proud. He gave us all a lot to live up to. And he made us laugh all the while.

Cindy Smallwood Mar 24 2010 12:00 AM

Uncle Charles was a kind,sweet and funny man. He always made me feel welcome and loved I pray that all of you will be surrounded by God's love and comfort and many wonderful memories of your dad.

Lisa Hutchinson Mar 23 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry about your loss. Your dad was a great person and I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Teresa Resetar Mar 23 2010 12:00 AM

I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am at the loss of Charles. Take comfort in knowing that he is in the arms of the Lord and he is with his beloved Catherine. May God hold you in His loving arms

Jeannie Brummett Mar 22 2010 12:00 AM

I'll remember Charles and all the times I visited out on Boundary Road. What time I wasn't playing with Gail, Nora and Rhoda, I'd listen to Charles talk about hunting, fishing and trapping. I liked hearing him tell the tales - it was conversations like we had at home because Daddy loved those hobbies too. But the times Charles showed me the garden, composting and bee hives are my fondest memories!

My thoughts are with you all during this time. It's hard to lose a parent and even harder having lost both parents in such a short time. God Bless each of you!

Jim and Deb (Dean) Callahan Mar 22 2010 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this hard time. I know it doesn't get better but you learn to accept. just think of all the good time and happy moments. Our deepest sympathy.
Kathy and Buck

Kathy Ward Mar 21 2010 12:00 AM

to a father that will never be forgotten. his jokes laughs wisdom caring and helping people dad i love you and miss you.but most of all you were a fighter. love ya rhoda and family

rhoda rapp and family Mar 21 2010 12:00 AM