Sun Aug 14, 2022

Ricky O’Neal Creech

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Ricky Creech, 59, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Homes of N.C., passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, July 16, 2022.
He was a South Carolina native, born May 23, 1963, to Tommy and Martha Creech. He was a graduate of North Greenville College, Furman University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Since 1991, Ricky has served in multiple leadership positions among communities of faith, faith-based nonprofits and for profit organizations and agencies. Throughout his 31 years of ministry, Ricky has served as the Director of Church and Community Ministries at Montgomery Baptist Association, Executive Director of the Birmingham Baptist Association, Minister of Administration and Missions at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Executive Director of the D.C. Baptist Convention, President/CEO of Buckhorn Children and Family Services, Chief Executive Officer of Southstone Behavioral Health Center and President/CEO of the Boys and Girls Homes of N.C. He devoted his career to serving the community through disaster relief, mission work, foster care/child welfare advocacy and ministry.
Memorial service information will be announced at a later date. Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville is serving the family.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna Batson Creech; his three daughters, Ashley Elkins (Matt), Sarah Creech and Stephanie Tucker (Landon); and his four grandchildren, Sutton, Rae, Eva and Jaxon. He is also survived by his mother, Martha Creech Boineau; and his two sisters, Tammy Still and Cynthia Ray.
Ricky was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a passion for serving the Lord through his work, ministry and day to day life. Today Ricky is with his Heavenly Father and was welcomed by “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a monetary donation to be made at either the Boys and Girls Homes of N.C. or the Lake Waccamaw Fire Department in Ricky’s memory.
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