D.F. made his transition from this life to eternity on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the
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Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice).
D.F. was the son of the late James W. and Lela (Smith) Creel. D.F. attended Columbia County Schools and graduated with the Columbia High School Class of 1952. D.F. was a brick mason in Jacksonville and Lake City until his retirement in 2004. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Loman, Dempsey, Leamon and Preacley Creel; sisters, Lorene and Mattie Creel.
Left to cherish his loving memories are his sons, Tony and Andy Creel of White Springs, FL; daughters, Linda (Kevin) White of Jacksonville, FL, Patricia (Harvey) Graff of MS, and Cindy Lynn Creel of White Springs, FL; grandchildren, Bryan White and Melissa Pennington of Jacksonville, FL, Tomi-Jo Guillotte of MS, Kaleb Lang of White Springs, FL, Jason O'Berry and Clayton Graff of MS,; great grandchildren, Kyle White, Valerie and Alex Pennington of Jacksonville, FL, Emily Reedes, Jonas O'Berry and Grayson Graff of MS; brothers, John
(Janet) Creel and Stanley Creel of Lake City, FL; sisters, Ruby Markham of Lake City, FL and Joyce (Bryant) Register of Ocala, FL; special friends, Howard and Cindy Spradley of White Springs, FL and hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
October 1, 2012 in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lowell Van Vleck and Pastor Tommie Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his honor to:
Gideons International, P.O. Box 1805 Lake City, Florida 32056
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL
(386-752-1954) is in charge of
arrangements. Please send words of comfort to the family at
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Sept. 30, 2012