Anthony “Tony” Ely Creech

Anthony “Tony” Ely Creech

Anthony “Tony” Ely Creech

December 5, 1949 – January 9, 2020

ZEBULON – Anthony Ely Creech, known as Tony to his wife & Pinky to his siblings, age 70, died Thursday.  He was born in Johnston County to the late Worth & Ruby Manning Creech.  He was a truckdriver & enjoyed horses and trail riding.  He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, & brother.  He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Creech & brother, Steve Creech.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Wynne Creech of the home, children, Michael Creech of Wendell, Mark Creech (Tracey) of Spring Hope, Ricky  King (Frances) of Zebulon, Wendy Winston (Bill) of Wake Forest, brothers, Stacy Creech (Joyce), Phil Creech (Maude), both of Zebulon, grandchildren Michael, Ashley (Zach), Nicole, Kelly, Taylor, Briannna, Jordan, Brittany, Gregory, Natalie, Madison, Ricky (Erica), Jamie, Hannah, & numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral 2 pm, Sunday, Watkins Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Arrangments are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.  Full obit at



  • Worth & Gail Hinton- Brown Posted January 10, 2020 7:38 pm

    Prayers to all the family.

  • Dwight driver Posted January 11, 2020 8:40 am

    Sorry for your loss,prayers sent for your sorrow.

  • Carolyn Creech Posted January 11, 2020 12:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss.. prayers for the family

  • Jerry wall Posted January 12, 2020 1:16 am

    He was a great man May he rest in peace

  • Dietra Sessoms Posted January 14, 2020 2:52 pm

    mr creech will truly be missed by the staff at zebulon kidney center. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Myra Steinhaus Posted January 17, 2020 3:04 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Laura Rilley Posted January 17, 2020 10:37 am

    Anthony as I knew him, showed daily how much his Christian faith helped him and the security to fight this disease .
    His path crossing my lives journey has made me a better person.
    Linda, I’m a phone call away, I will reach out soon, if you need anything and I can help please give me a call.
    I will always think of you Linda,as a great friend and have comfort knowing Anthony is with the Lord, and was a true and faithful servant.
    If you were part of Anthonys life and any if these labels were part of you , how special your life was, if he were to you husband, or my dad, or my brother, my grandpa, or my great grandpa, you have been truly blessed.
    I will miss my friend.

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