George Creach

George Frederick Creach

January 20, 1935 - September 2, 2020
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George Frederick Creach, 85, of Polkville, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation Center, Cherryville.

He was born January 20, 1935 in Claxton, Georgia to William Frederick and Bessie Mae Gopfert Creach. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Hammerberg before a lifelong career as an electrician. George retired after 30 years at Shelby's Celanese Corporation and went on to operate his own business -- George Creach Electrical where he wired numerous homes and businesses.

With the perfectionism and attention to detail that made him famous as an electrician, he also served at the Shelby Masonic Lodge 744, where he was a past master and treasurer. He was a longtime member of Polkville Baptist Church.
When not working, he found ways to still be working, including trips to Honduras to build schools and churches. He gardened tomatoes, squash, watermelons, strawberries, apples, figs and pecans.

George was known as a man of few words, but a man of profound wisdom and honesty.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mickey Creach of Union, South Carolina and an infant sister.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Blanton Creach, son, Jerome (Page Davis) Creach of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Carmen (Darryl) Johnson of Acworth, GA. His grandchildren were the jewel in his crown and lovingly called him PawPaw: Adair Creach (Chris) Arbor; Davis Creach; Ashley Johnson (John) Morris; Mary Kathryn Johnson (Lisandro) Sagastume; and three great-grandchildren.

Mr Creach will lie in state at Polkville Baptist Church from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Saturday. The family will not be in attendance.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 3:00 pm at Polkville Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Will Davis, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Greenville (950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605) or Polkville Baptist Church (P.O. Box 245, Polkville, NC 28136)

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home
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  • Interment

    September 5, 2020 | 3:00pm
    September 5, 2020 3:00pm
    Polkville Baptist Church Cemetery
    4214 Polkville Road
    Polkville, NC 28136
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  • Graveside Service

    September 5, 2020 | 3:00pm
    September 5, 2020 3:00pm
    Polkville Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Will Davis


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Posted at 05:29am
Ruth, Carmen and Jerome, I am so sorry for your loss. George was probably my most favorite uncle and Joel certainly liked him for his love of model trains. I always loved walking up to their house as time allowed, when visiting Mom while she was still at home. I loved listening to his stories in his very quiet way. I am sure he leaves behind such very fond memories and has now gone to a happier and safer place. His love for his family shown through him and I felt he was much loved in return.

Phyllis Cochran Clark

Posted at 07:38pm
So saddened when earlier today we heard the news of George’s passing this week. He and Ruth were wonderful neighbors of mine and Cecil during the early years of our marriage. His quiet manner and the way he lived everyday life was his testimony to us of a life well spent glorifying God in all he said and did. Jerome and Carmen, our very dear friends, we will lift you and your families in prayer as you grieve; may your hearts be filled with the peace that comes in remembering cherished moments from the past and in the hope of sharing all eternity together in God's time. Sweet Ruth, please know we will also carry you in our prayers. May peace fill your heart and the very air you breathe. Find comfort in knowing God carries you while also holding George close in his new heavenly home, in his new body renewed as only Gud can. You are are so very special to us.

Dianne Cook

Posted at 11:13am
I am so sorry for your loss ,George was a sweet man and he is going to be missed at Polkville Baptist. Ruth brought him for as long as he was able to come. Praying for your family.

Danette Wesson

Posted at 06:19am
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, Jerome and Carmen. Prayers for your Mom, both of you, and your family. Please know that we will be thinking of all of you in the days to come. Danette Williamson Wesson


Posted at 07:51pm
My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth, family and friends. George was a personal friend and I always enjoyed visiting with him as time warranted. I’ve prayed with him on occasions and enjoyed our visits. Just a real quiet man who always Expressed his thoughts quietly. He was a real perfectionist and professional when it came to electricity. One other thing I can assure you of, George knee his gardening and how many acres of corn, melons, okra, you name it and he planted it. A special recognition to my brother of the seas; as a brother of the seas. R.I.P George and thank you for your service to our great country.

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