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Harry Milby CREEKMUIR

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CREEKMUIR, Harry Milby March 6, 1930 - June 10, 2014 Harry Milby Creekmuir, age 84, of Marietta, GA died peacefully on June, 10, 2014 at home under the care of Halcyon Hospice with family at his side. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 13 from 5-7pm at the home of William Creekmuir in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 14 at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Sandy Springs, GA, with a reception immediately following the service. An interment service will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, NC. Born in Portsmouth, VA, Harry was the only child of the late Harry Linwood and Edna Lavina Creekmuir. Harry moved as a young child to Hobgood, NC and subsequently to Washington, NC where he became a boating enthusiast. After attending NC State University, he moved to Greensboro, NC. In 1951 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and became a rifle-range instructor at the Weapons Training Battalion in Paris Island, SC. After his military service, Harry returned to Greensboro and married Betty Williams of Summerfield, NC. In 1954, he began a career in auto sales in Greensboro with Gate City Motor Co. where he worked until his retirement as Vice President in 1990. In 1994, Harry and Betty moved to Wilmington, NC where they lived until moving to Marietta in 2006. Harry was an avid gardener, wood worker, bird watcher and storyteller. He was a loving husband and father, a caring grandfather and a proud great grandfather. He always lit up a room with his presence and great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed and remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Creekmuir of Marietta, his sons William S. Creekmuir of Atlanta and Harry W. Creekmuir of Hurdle Mills, NC, twin daughters Susan Patterson of Marietta and Sandra Knaebel of Theodore, AL, 13 grandchildren, 5 of whom are Eagle Scouts, and 5 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.sandyspringschapel.com. In honor of his life, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs, www.ourcac.org, or at 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 12, 2014
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