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James W. "Jim" Creekmur


1925 - 2019
James W. "Jim" Creekmur Obituary
James "Jim" W. Creekmur

Evansville - Surrounded by his family, James "Jim" William Creekmur, 94, of Evansville, Indiana, departed for his heavenly home Wednesday, August 21, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1925 in Princeton, Kentucky.

Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the LCS (L) (3) 11 "Lucky 11" during WWII and enjoyed his annual reunions and continued friendships with his shipmates. He worked as a printer for the Evansville Press for 35 years and was a charter member of Northeast Park Baptist church where he proudly served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for many years. His faith, family, and friends were the most important things in life to him.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lou to whom he was married for almost 60 years; and sisters, Josephine Ramsey and Linda Long.

He is survived by his daughters, Diana Simpson (Rick), Jo Creekmur, and Terri Creekmur-Hughes (Dale); grandchildren, Chris Megar, Todd Megar, Ryan Megar, Courtney Leer, Claire Hughes (Jeff Siegel), and Anthony Hughes; great-granddaughter, Joslyn Megar; brothers, George Creekmur (Mida) and Lester Creekmur (Candy); sister, Jean Castleberry; brother-in-law, Larry Long; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Nancy Woods.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Northeast Park Baptist Church with Steve Taylor officiating. Friends may visit on Friday 4-8pm at Alexander East Chapel and on Saturday 9am-11am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Indiana Honor Flight, P.O. Box 8234, Evansville, Indiana 47716 or honorflightsi.org in memory of Jim.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
Published in Courier Press on Aug. 23, 2019
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