Eric “Avery” Glenn Creech

Eric “Avery” Glenn Creech

Eric “Avery” Glenn Creech
November 2, 2007 – August 10, 2023

MIDDLESEX – It is with grieving hearts that we share with you the tragic loss of our beloved Eric “Avery” Glenn Creech, at age 15 on August 10, 2023.

Avery was born November 2, 2007, in Harnett County to Matthew Glenn and Rebecca Ann Creech.  He attended Southern Nash High School where he played percussion in the school’s performance and marching bands.  Avery was an avid video game fanatic, sharing these memories with his father and brother.  In addition, he thoroughly enjoyed art and anime.  He had such an amazingly bright and happy demeanor about him; pure joy surrounding him, whether he was with his family or spending quality time with his friends.  The legacy that Avery leaves will be cherished through the memories of all of those he loved.

In addition to his parents, Matthew and Rebecca Creech, Avery leaves to carry on his legacy his brother, Noah Creech; paternal grandparents, Ricky and Miriam Creech; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Athena Harrington; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Nancy Aguirre; maternal great grandmother, Jewel Pearce and many aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Leona Selena Creech; aunt, Jessie “Willa” Faye Harrington, who died with him; paternal great grandparents, Z.L and Jo Creech and his maternal great grandfather, Johnny Pearce.

A service to Celebrate the Life of Avery will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.  The family will receive friends for visitation from 9:30am – 11:00am prior to the service.

Interment will take place following the service at Central Baptist Church Cemetery, 10929 Poole Rd., Wendell, NC 27591.

In the spirit of Avery’s beautiful soul, it is requested that only bright colored clothing be worn to the service.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions can be made to the Southern Nash High School Marching Band. Checks written for donations should be written and addressed to Southern Nash Music Boosters, 6446 Southern Nash High Road, Bailey, NC 27807, memo, In Loving Memory of Avery. Thank you for your support.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Jeromi perez Posted August 13, 2023 3:50 am

    I will miss him dearly and never forget the memories we had together he was one of the reason why my depression was going up he was very amazing and so wonderful and will always be there for you his heart is so warm and Pure of love I will miss him so much..

  • Jeromi Posted August 13, 2023 3:54 am

    He was the reason my depression went down and always makes me smile and I can’t stop but think of him

  • llynda medlin Posted August 13, 2023 10:24 am

    i am so sorry to have heard of this terrible tragedy.. my heart and prayers go out to the whole family.

  • Estrella Vergara Posted August 14, 2023 6:21 am

    I never understand when a young, vibrant life is lost, and especially the loss of a child who is so dear. I will always remember the times I got to see Eric when he visited his grandparents Gene and Nancy in California. In my memory I still have the image of that sweet little boy, who was always playing, entertaining, talking, laughing and smiling…. Dear Rebecca and Matt, I trust you find the needed strength, peace and comfort, my prayers are with you all!…. I am sure Eric and Leona are together now, watching you from heaven.

  • Peggy K Coleman Posted August 15, 2023 8:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep the family and friends in my prayers.

  • Georgie Bullock Posted August 16, 2023 4:05 pm

    He was so special to me. He was a amazing. Friend, boyfriend, best friend and all of the above. He would lift me up when I’m down and he would give me good advice when I need it as well. He was the ball of light you wanted to be around when you were having a bad day. I love you and I will continue to miss very dearly. To the family, I am sorry for your lost and I will have you in my prayers and also the friends as well.

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