Ivan McCreedy (1938 - 2013)

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Edward Ivan McCreedy

December 6, 1938 - December 7, 2013

Lake Charles, LA

Edward Ivan "Ed" McCreedy, 75, a childhood resident of Biloxi, MS, passed away in his Lake Charles, LA home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, December 7th, 2013.

Born December 6, 1938 in Iowa City, IA, he and his family soon after moved to Biloxi, MS. He attended Biloxi High School where he played baseball and football and was named All-Star, All-State, All-Southern, All-Big Eight, and All-American (honorable mention). He lettered three years each in track, baseball, and football. In 1960 he was honored with the Outstanding Biloxi Athlete award.

While attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and zoology and played football from 1958 to 1960. Ed was a member of the White Team in 1958 when the LSU Tigers won their first National Championship.

Ed and his wife settled in Lake Charles with their children in 1972. Ed retired from Ashland (previously Olin) as a district sales manager of the Water Division in Lake Charles. In 1985, he was inducted into the Biloxi Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marie; his children and their spouses, Catherine Howard (Byron) of Dallas, TX, Margaret Benoit (Kevin) and children Maddie, Michael, and Sam, Elizabeth Richards (Guy) and children John and Abby, Charles McCreedy of Bossier City, LA, and Erica McCreedy; sister, Janet Neugebauer of Lubbock, TX, brother William McCreedy (Carol Ann) of McHenry, MS; and nine nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Lela McCreedy, and his sister, Dr. Patricia McCreedy.

A memorial service, led by long-time friend Monsignor Robert Massett, will be held at 11 a.m. following a visitation at 10 a.m. at Johnson's Funeral Home on Monday, December 16th.

In his memory, the family requests donations be made to the LSU Charles McClendon Foundation Scholarship Fund at 15321 Honors Court Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 or to a .

Words of comfort to the family may be left at http://www.johnsonfuneralhome.net/

Published in The Sun Herald on Dec. 11, 2013
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