On October 6, 2019, our beloved husband, father and Poppy passed through the gates of Heaven. Robert (Bob) Lee Creed, Jr. was born on January 28, 1934, in Cranberry,WV to Delda Mae Harvey and Robert L. Creed, Sr.
Bob was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Ellen Roop, Margaret Ann Treadway and John L.Creed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Jackie; daughter, Patty Keys and husband, Greg of Oak Hill and son, David Creed and wife, Nancy of Christiansburg, VA; brother, George Creed of Maysville; He was Poppy to Megan Hash and husband, Tyrone of Pulaski, VA, Aaron Creed and companion, Lauren Gray of Christiansburg, VA ; Nicole Kessler of Oak Hill , Jessica Kessler and fiancé ,Tim Arnott of Nitro, Kate Kayne and husband, Alex of Fort Collins, CO and Sarah Hall and husband Michael ,of Augusta, GA. Also surviving are great grandchildren Maddox Epperly of Morgantown; Justus Hash of Pulaski, VA; Nora Jenkins of Oak Hill; Vivian Hash of Pulaski, VA; Emma Kessler of Nitro; Peyton Kessler of Oak Hill, and Jack Kayne of Fort Collins, CO as well as numerous nephews and nieces whom he loved very much. He is also survived by special appointed daughters affectionately numbered 1 through 6 and Lisa Blankenship Gregory, who was like a granddaughter to him.
Bob served in the USAF from 1951 to 1971 retiring as a Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
He was an employee of Ohio Brass, Kroger, the Fayette County Board of Education, and the Beckley VA hospital.
Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church of Scarbro where he served as a deacon, treasurer, and Sunday School teacher. He was an ordained minister and conducted a prison ministry at the federal correction facility in Beckley. Bob loved his Lord Jesus Christ and lived his life serving him.
He was an avid softball player during his military career and played on church league softball teams after his retirement. In addition, he was a Cleveland Browns and WVU fan.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, October 11, 2019 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Pastor Kenny Smith officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, Main Street, Oak Hill, WV in his memory.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Plateau Medical Center, Raleigh General Hospital, and The Hill Top Center for the excellent care given to Bob during his stays at their facilities. You all were amazing!
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