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Richard "Bill" Creel

September 28, 1936 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 83)

Lt. Colonel William R. “Bill” Creel, age 84 of Jasper, Alabama, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his residence after an extended illness.

He was a native of Georgia, raised in Florida, and resided in Jasper the past 16 years after his retirement. He was a member of the U.S. Army where he served for twenty-one years. He was a highly decorated officer with two tours of Vietnam. He was a graduate of UAB with a Master of Education degree. He was a long-time member and Sunday School teacher with the Free Will Baptist denomination. He was a devoted husband and loving father of three sons.  

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Shirley Evans Creel; three sons, Marc Creel (Christine), Don Creel (Susan), and Bruce Creel; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister; Mary Jo Futch.

Services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Crestview Memorial Funeral Home in Adamsville, Alabama, with Rev. Bill Evans officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Crestview Memorial Gardens.

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