Roger Lee Creech

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Roger Lee Creech, 84, of Ayden, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. He was born to the late Beatrice and William Aaron Creech on June 29, 1930 in Johnston County. Roger graduated from Selma High School. He graduated with honors from Atlantic Christian College in 1957. He received his Masters in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1961. He also did post graduate work at the University of South Carolina.
In 1958, he married Anne Moore. They, along with their five children made Ayden home. In addition to enjoying his family, Roger enjoyed playing checkers and participated in tournaments throughout the state. He was an avid ECU Pirate Football fan and Carolina Panthers fan.
Roger was a member of the faculty in the Mathematics Dept. at East Carolina University from 1963 until he retired in 1996. He greatly enjoyed his students and his years teaching.
Roger is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters, Carolyn Creech and husband, Brian McGinn, of Farmville and Stacy Gunnels and husband, Warren, of Odenton, Md.; sons, David Creech and wife, Laura, of New Bern, Durwood Creech and wife, Lynn, of Ayden and Howard Lee Creech and wife, Judi Rowe Creech, of Ayden; grandchildren, Robert Lee Creech of Atlanta, Pam Creech of Wilmington, Raven Creech of Ayden, Steve Rowe of Portland, Ore., and Madison Gunnels of Odenton, Md.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6-8 at Farmer Funeral Service-Ayden and other times at the family home. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 529 Moye Blvd. Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements entrusted to Farmer Funeral Service-Ayden. You may send online condolences at farmerfuneralservice.com.
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Published in The Daily Reflector on Aug. 29, 2014
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