Dewey Wayne Creech
June 7, 1941 – June 29, 2022
ZEBULON – Dewey Wayne Creech, 81, of 1084 Earpsboro Rd, passed away at SECU Hospice House on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. He was born in Johnston County to the late William M. “Will” Creech and Vonnie M. Allen Creech. After growing up on the family farm, Dewey joined the Navy and spent 4 years on the seas. He retired with 30 years of service with NCDOC. Dewey loved his family with all his heart, especially the grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patsy Hagwood Creech, stepson, Gerald Wayne Hagwood, brothers, Allen Edward Creech, Andrew Gordon “A G” Creech, William “Pete” Creech, Robert “Verlon” Creech, sisters, Christine Creech Andrews, Ada Mae Creech Hales and Hilda Faye Creech Phillips.
He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne Creech and wife Kimberly, daughter, Kellie Creech Buchanan and Steve, grandson, Travis Wayne Creech, granddaughter, Elisabeth Grace “Gracie” Hodge, brother, Billy Ray Creech and wife Erlene, several nephews and nieces.
The Family wishes to thank all of the staff at SECU Hospice House for their care and compassion during Dewey’s last days.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00pm Saturday, July 2 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. Visitation will take place from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Union Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, 2437 Zebulon Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597.
Flower are welcomed or memorial donations may be made to SECU Hospice House.
Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com
Our prayers are with the family. May God bless each of them.
Just reading about Dewey. Did not know until now. So very sorry to hear. I worked right around the wall from Dewey at Polk Youth Center in Raleigh years ago. Did not know that Bill Creech was his brother. Bill hired me back in the late 60’s in Enterprise Accounting Department. Several times while working at Polk , i helped out with part of his job when he was like on vacation or sick, although don’t remember him ever being sick. He was one of the finest employees Polk Youth Center had. He was quiet, gave no problems and always courteous. My sympathy goes out to all his family, especially son and daughter and brothers and sisters. Hate i knew nothing about this,. Would certainly have paid my respects to such a fine gentleman.