Bill Creech

Bill Creech

ZEBULON – With much sorrow the family of Bill Creech announces the death of their loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather on Tuesday. Bill passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years and three devoted children. He was born in Johnston County to the late Seba & Crama Corbett Creech. Bill was the epitome of a southern gentlemen. He lived a simple life and was a successful, self-made man. He was an accomplished golfer who loved the game. He was a life long member of Hales Chapel Baptist Church and faithfully served in various leadership roles. He was devoted to the Lord and showed God’s love in every aspect of his life. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Ashley Creech & son-in-law, Timothy Finan.

He is survived by his wife & best friend, Nell Renfrow Creech of the home; children, Dianne Finan of Goldsboro, Gina Lanier (Gerald), of Zebulon, Spencer Creech (Terry) of Zebulon; brother, Joe Creech (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Ruth Creech, grandchildren, Matthew & Patrick Finan, Stephanie Lanier (fiancé Chris) & David Lanier (Sarah), Trevor & Colby Creech.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn 2018 Relay For Life East Wake, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC, 27615.

Funeral 11 am, Friday, Hales Chapel Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Al James. Entombment, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Visitation 6-8 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591 & other times at the home.


  • Gail Hinton and Worth Brown Posted September 27, 2017 7:19 pm

    Prayers to all the family. Remember your dad has reach his heavenly home, no more breathing problems and sickness. God has heal him, so remember all the good times that the family has had. One day we all will join him and all our loved ones who have gone on to be the Heavenly Father.

  • Yvonne Lassiter Posted September 28, 2017 3:07 pm

    To Diane and all the and prayers to all. What a loving legacy he left behind.. Yvonne Boyette Lassiter

  • Billy and Betsy Green Posted September 28, 2017 4:01 pm

    I have known Bill Creech most of my life. Met him many years ago while with my daddy delivering oil to Bill’s granddaddy’s tobacco barns. He has always had that smile. Great man who will be missed. Thinking of his family during this time. Billy and Betsy Green

  • Pam (Creech) Tant Posted September 29, 2017 12:14 am

    Oh my goodness this makes me so sad. Bill and Nell were neighbors and family and friends for all my years growing up and when I think of the good people from my past, they are at the top of the list. I appreciate all the times we were taken in and cared for when we needed a safe place, the good times working in tobacco with them and that Bill always made me feel special and loved whenever we crossed paths over the years. My sympathy goes out to Nell, Diane, Gina, Spencer and all the family and I hope that the good memories will give you peace and comfort as time goes on in dealing with the lose of such a good man. Love to you all – Pam (Creech) Tant

  • Sylvia Wellmon Posted September 29, 2017 1:32 am

    My prayers are with you all.

  • Ruby Mincey Posted September 30, 2017 8:15 am

    I know your heart’s are broken and you will miss him But everyone that knew Bill Creech has a good memory. Hold on to your memories. Pull them out when needed they will help.
    Bill has his new glorfied body now and oh the home coming. he must have had, I know my momma was FRONT AND CENTER ,RELLA CREECH MINCEY. , she did love her cousin Bill. He was a wonderful person.. I will be praying for you Nel and family. God Bless you.

  • Barna & Peggy Wilder Posted September 30, 2017 9:14 am

    Nell and famiiy,
    Barna & I are praying that our Heavenly Father is providing each of you the physical and spiritual strength that you need as you mourn your loss. We are sad that we could not visit you during this special time in your life. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Prayerfully, Peggy Wilder,

  • Rita Folwell Posted October 3, 2017 3:12 pm

    Oh my dear Mr. Bill, as I called you, you were a kind, loving, generous Southern Gentleman and dear friend who accepted me into your family! I was truly saddened to hear of your passing, and I know your beloved wife, Nell, will miss you terribly. Our saving grace is that you are in heaven, another Angel, with our Savior Jesus Christ, who I know you worshiped and cherished, and you suffer no more! You touched the hearts of all those you knew and loved, especially your wonderful family. You were not only the best landlord I ever had, but you were always there for me when I needed you & Nell, and for this I thank you with all my heart. May you rest in peace until we meet again, in Heaven. My deepest sympathies to my dear sweet Nell, and your lovely family. God Bless you all during these difficult days ahead. I truly loved you & Nell so very much and hated to move back home to Kansas after living at 327 W. Gannon for 11 years. You will be forever in my heart!

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