Donald P. Creel
Donald P. Creel
  • February 5, 1937 - November 21, 2017
  • Illinois

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Donald P. Creel, 80, of Chatham, passed away on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on February 5, 1937 in Ashley, Illinois to Mack and Hazel Gower Creel. Donald married Margie Montgomery on February 2, 1974 in Springfield and she survives.

Mr. Creel is also survived by two daughters: Sherry (Tracy) Tyson of Springfield and Sheryl (Scott) Budke of Chatham, one son Donald Lee Creel of Chatham, two grandchildren: Cory Hudelson and T.J. Wright, one great-granddaughter: Marlee Hudelson, two great-grandsons: Bentley Groves and Nathan Hamra, one niece Kathy Goldsby and one nephew Christopher Goldsby. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Bill, Dick and Bob Creel.

Donald was a US Army veteran and a construction laborer for Evans Construction for over twenty years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and mall walking with his wife Margie. Donald and Margie bowled in the Chatham League for many years, enjoyed playing cards with friends and spending time with their grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30pm on Sunday November 26, 2017 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. The family will meet friends from 1:00pm until the time of service Sunday at Bisch and Son. Burial will be private at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Creel Memorial Grandchildren's Education Fund C/O United Community Bank, 301 North Main, Chatham, IL. 62629 and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at