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Wallace L. Creek

June 13, 1938 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 80)

Wallace L. Creek, 80, of Alexis, IL passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his home.  He was born Monday, June 13, 1938 in Memphis, Mo the son of Samuel R. Sr. and Maxine Ila (Overfield) Creek.  Wally was first married to Reva Brown in 1958, then Shirley Jacobs in 1967, and lastly Robbie Williams in 1997 she preceded him in death on November 15, 2005.


He is survived by his children Joe (Deanna) Creek of Bettendorf, IA, Sonya (Butch) Rose of Alexis, IL, Rhonda (Scott) Houzenga of Andover, IL and Karen (Mike) Brown of Sullivan, IL; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; siblings Shirley (Jerry) Stead of Viola, IL Ethel (Owen) Conard of Elephant Butte, NM, Dave (Laura) Creek of Manchester, TX, John (Becky) Creek of Lebanon, TN, Paul (Anita) Creek of Alexis, IL, Phil (Shirley) Creek of Batesville, MS, Mary (Rick) Shaw of Alexis, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Robbie Williams), brothers (Stanley Creek and Samuel R. Creek Jr.), sister (Doris Nichols).


Wally was raised and educated in Alexis, IL.  He graduated Alexis High School in 1956.  He worked at Admiral, Farmall, Gales Products/OMC and then relocated to Nashville, TN where he worked at AVCO Aerostructures.  He worked and retired from Orchid International in Mt. Juliet, TN in 2007.  He loved fishing, hunting, his family, storytelling, sports, and gardening.  He enjoyed showing off his prize-winning garden produce. Wally was often the life of the party and never met a stranger.  He always had a story to tell and lived life to the fullest.


Funeral service will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at the Wise Family Funeral Home Alexis, IL.  Visitation will be Friday, eve September 28, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Wise Family Funeral Home Alexis, IL.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral and burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Wallace L. Creek Memorial Fund.  Please sign the online guestbook at  Wise Family Funeral Home Alexis, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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