LA GRANGE - James Kenneth Creech, 90, of the Bucklesberry Community, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Kenneth was born May 17, 1924, in Lenoir County to the late Leslie R. Creech and Iris Hill Creech. A Bronze Star recipient, Kenneth proudly served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He was a longtime farmer in the Bucklesberry Community and enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching things grow on the farm and in the garden. An avid hunter and fisherman, Kenneth was a true sportsman, most comfortable outdoors, on the water or in the woods. He was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church and the Bucklesberry Ruritan Club. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Flynn officiating. Interment will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from Westview Cemetery. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Estelle Sutton Creech; son Pat Creech and wife Darlene; two grandsons, Chris Creech and wife Lucretia, and Tony Creech and wife Christina; four great-grandchildren, Colby Creech, Fawn Creech, Brianna Creech and Heather Creech; brother Roger Creech and wife Cora Lee; and a sister, Jo Williams. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by four siblings, Raymond Creech, Geneva Hardy, Edna Baker and Esther Williams. The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service of remembrance. Online condolences may be expressed at rousefh.com. Kenneth's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center for their loving care and support. Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Stanley Sutton, 1832 Sutton Shortcut Road, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.
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La Grange, NC 28551-1725
Published in Free Press on Sept. 2, 2014