Roger Lee Creech, 84, of Ayden, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014. He was born to the late Beatrice and William Aaron Creech on June 29, 1930 in Johnston Co., NC. Roger graduated from Selma High School. He graduated with honors from Atlantic Christian College in 1957. He received his Masters in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1961. He also did post graduate work at the University of South Carolina.
In 1958, he married Anne Moore. They, along with their five children made Ayden, NC home. In addition to enjoying his family, Roger enjoyed playing checkers and participated in tournaments throughout the state. He was an avid ECU Pirate Football fan and Carolina Panthers fan.
Roger was a member of the faculty in the Mathematics Dept. at East Carolina University from 1963 until he retired in 1996. He greatly enjoyed his students and his years teaching.
Roger is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters, Carolyn Creech and husband, Brian McGinn, of Farmville and Stacy Gunnels and husband, Warren, of Odenton, MD; his sons, David Creech and wife, Laura, of New Bern, Durwood Creech and wife, Lynn, of Ayden and Howard Lee Creech and wife, Judi Rowe Creech, of Ayden; grandchildren, Robert Lee Creech, of Atlanta, GA, Pam Creech, of Wilmington, NC, Raven Creech, of Ayden, Steve Rowe, of Portland, OR and Madison Gunnels, of Odenton, MD.
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Roger is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6-8pm at Farmer Funeral Service-Ayden and other times at the family home. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 529 Moye Blvd. Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements entrusted to Farmer Funeral Service-Ayden. You may send online condolences at farmerfuneral service.com.