Preston Odell Creech, 88, beloved husband, father, granddaddy, friend and faithful man of God, peacefully went home to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 8, 2023. He was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Odell was born on October 28, 1934 in Johnston County to the late Avon Odell and Linnie Godwin Creech. In addition to his parents, Odell was preceded in death by his sisters Evelyn Barnes and Edna Liles.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, the love of his life, Dorothy Meacombs Creech. Children: Teresa Creech Overman (Stan), Sharon Creech Murray (Mike), Sherwood Preston Creech (Teresa); Grandchildren: Abby Overman Boykin (Jeffrey), Kelsey Murray Ballard (Cline), Baxter Overman (Hailey), Lesley Murray Keel (Jon), Taylor Creech Hales (Justin), Hunter Creech; Great-grandchildren Cora and Miller Boykin, and Baby Keel; brother Charles W. Creech of Zebulon and sister Mary Ellen Foster (Jim) of Sanford, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 10:00 am followed by visitation at Watkins Chapel Baptist Church, 5897 NC Hwy 231, Middlesex, NC and other times at the home. A Graveside service will immediately follow service.
His great love and pride for his Family was known and felt by all that knew him. Odell loved with all his heart, first his Lord and Savior, his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his church family and dear friends. He served our Country in the US Army with honor and loved the life he built with his wife and family as a full-time Farmer. His presence will be missed by all. In the words of his grandson, the farm will never be the same.