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Charlie Creech, Sr.

November 12, 1926 — March 19, 2010

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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