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Mr. John ‘Buck’ Creech, 87

Mr. John “Buck” Creech, 87, of Hazlehurst, died Nov. 6 at his residence.
Mr. Creech was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Patterson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lois McCall Creech, brother, James Creech Jr. and sister, Mary Lowery.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, member of Southside Baptist Church, and was the former owner/operator of Buck’s Pawn Shop. His family said Mr. Buck had a very strong work ethic, and was a good provider. He was a family man who loved his wife, children and grand-children dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Revels Creech of Hazlehurst; children, Jan and Frank Spoon of Appling and Jimmy and Erica Simpkins of Pine Island, Fla.; step-children, Wendy and Timmy Peacock of Mershon, Carol and Petey Williams of Alma, Nicole and John Allen of Hazlehurst and Billy and Amy Taylor of Alma; brothers and sisters, Deanie Ellis of Hazlehurst, Buddy Creech of Hazlehurst, Shirley Oneil of Baxley, Gladys Rowland of Jesup and Evelyn Gunter of Sarasota, Fla.; caregiver, Cheree Hughes; grandchildren, Emily Spoon, Cole Spoon, Clay Spoon, Jaime Simpkins and Casey Simpkins; step-grandchildren, Jaylen, Bailey, Teddy, Shawn, Hunter, Kenzie, Alaina, Rayna and Colt; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Nov. 9 at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Thurman Hayes and the Rev. Gary Roberson officiating. Interment followed in Wolf Pit Cemetery, in Nicholls.
Active pallbearers were Steve Walter, Brandon Creech, Clay Spoon, Arthur Buford, Josh Hughes, and Duran Stapleton.
Music was rendered by Jeffery Spell and Hal Cox.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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