Mr. Perry Worrell Creed, 84, of Mount Airy, passed away January 9, 2020 at Joan & Howard
Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC. He was born in Mt. Airy, NC on May 28,1935 to the late
Mamie Ruth Newsome Creed and Richard Arthur Creed. Mr. Creed was preceded in death by
his loving wife, Shirley Jean McHone Creed. Mr. Creed was a man of many talents and had a
variety of jobs and interests throughout his life. He worked in the furniture industry, was a floor
covering installer, and also made rugs. He loved to research family genealogy, build custom
Adirondack furniture, birdhouses, and curio cabinets, watch the birds from his back porch, and
spend time on his computers; he built a cabin off the Blue Ridge Parkway where many good
times were spent; but his all-time favorite activity was planning his summer garden and thinking
about all of the prize-winning tomatoes that he would grow.
Mr. Creed is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Creed Hurst and Wes Hurst;
daughter, Sandy Creed Allen; granddaughter and husband, Holly Lauren Lanter and Taylor
Lanter; grandson Zackary Marcus Allen; and great-grandson Rush Vernon Lanter. In addition to
his parents and wife, Mr. Creed was preceded in death by sisters, Hattie Lou Creed and Joann
Creed; brothers, John Ralph Creed and Richard Hal Creed.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Novant Oncology, Day Surgery unit at
Northern Regional Hospital, and Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home for their compassionate
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Moody Funeral Services at
3:30 PM with Rev. Kevin Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service
from 2:30-3:30 PM on Sunday at Moody Funeral Services. The urn interment will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated and memorial contributions may also be made to
Senior Services Meals on Wheels.
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