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RICHARD H. CREEK

July 6, 1946 July 1, 2017
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Richard Henry Creek was born on July 6, 1946, in Jewell, Maryland to the late Earl B. Creek
& Mildred V. Creek . He was the 5th eldest of 8 children. Richard was educated in Southern
Anne Arundel County Public School System and in 1964, graduated from Bates High School in Annapolis, Maryland.

In 1966, Richard enlisted in the United States Army. During his tenure, he was deployed to
Korat, Thailand. It was in the US Army, that Richard furthered his love of auto mechanics.
Richard was honorably discharged in 1969. Upon his returned to Maryland, he met the love
of his life, Diane L. Creek (Jones). Richard and Diane were joined in holy matrimony on July
15, 1972 in Upper Marlboro, Md. They were proud parents of Cynthia Easton( Craig), Monica
Creek, and Latisha Creek.

Richard began his early career as commercial driver and working as concrete finisher
completing major projects such as basement finishing, swimming pools, sidewalks and patios.
In September,1981, Richard joined the Prince George's County Department of Corrections
where he worked for nearly 20 years. During his tenure, he fostered many friendships, and was
well known amongst his colleagues. Of his many accomplishments throughout his correctional
career, some of his proudest moments were receiving recognition for Officer of the Year and
his Retirement. If you truly knew Richard, a joke or two was an everyday occurrence. He had
the gift to make anyone laugh and a warming spirit that made everyone smile.

Richard always looked forward to his annual trip with friends and family to Maple Grove
Raceway in Pennsylvania. He was always excited to see Pro Stock Motor cycles, Pro Stock
Cars, Funny Cars and Top Fuel racing events. He had a special gift for repairing cars and could
diagnose or fix nearly any type of vehicle. His greatest loves, his motorcycles and his love for
the ride. There were many road trips with family and friends throughout the years that which
he cherished. Other special hobbies included playing and coaching Softball, hunting, playing
card games famously "Bid Whist" and "Poker", traveling, watching Westerns (Gun Smoke his
favorite), The Price is Right, and watching his favorite team the "Dallas Cowboys". Richard
raised his children and grandchildren to love the Cowboys too! Another favorite family
tradition was his Saturday morning appointments with the family for "Yard Sailing':

Richard was a dedicated husband, father and friend to many. He had an unconditional love
for his family and he spent much of his life ensuring everyone had what they needed, and
planning family vacations and gatherings. Family was truly important to Richard and no one
could break his faith. His wife, children and grandchildren were the highlight of his life. His
most favorable family time was his annual Labor Day picnic and his Christmas breakfast with
the family that included his famous French toast, Country ham and link sausages.

In 2015, through regular check ups, Richard was diagnosed with an illness. It was even during
this difficult time his sense of humor became prevalent. The medical staff enjoyed his presence
and anticipated a new joke each visit. Richard ensured to remind family and friends of the
importance of health maintenance.

Always seeking to grow his relationship with God, on February, 26, 2016 Richard was baptized
in Jesus name at Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church in Huntingtown, Maryland. He was ever so
grateful for this milestone.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Earl & Mildred Creek, and siblings: Geraldine
Creek, Mildred (Tootsie) Coates and Elsworth (El) Creek. Mother-in-law Vivian Jones, and
close friend Allen Booth. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Diane L. Creek;
Daughters: Cynthia Easton (Craig), Monica Creek and Latisha Creek; Grandchildren, Shequanda
Creek, Termaine Creek, Teara Smith, Naaila Cooke, Brandon Creek and Mykaela Bailey.
Siblings: Audrey Chase, James Creek (Betty), Ida Creek, Rachael Morrison (Jay).Brother-inLaws,
Milton Jones, Wilbert Jones, Alvin Jones and Jay Morrison; Sister-in-Laws, Doris Creek,
Evyonne Jones, Janet Jones, Betty Creek, Dorrine Jones; Son-in-Law: Craig Lamont Easton,19
nieces, 11 nephews. Special family friends Michael Bailey and Mustapha Dumbuya; Special
Pets: Zeus and Sarabi.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

8

Jul

10:00 AM 7/8/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
Greater Faith Ministries

2400 Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Faith Ministries
2400 Solomons Island Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Jul

11:00 AM 7/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
Greater Faith Ministries

2400 Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Faith Ministries
2400 Solomons Island Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Monday

10

Jul

2:30 PM 7/10/2017 2:30:00 PM
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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