Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 6, 2016
Craig Creech 1946 - 2016
Ronald “Craig” Creech, 69
August 8, 1946 - March 2, 2016 Former Assistant School Superintendent & Teacher At Collinsville
Ronald “Craig” Creech, 69 year old former Seminole County resident, and current Collinsville, Oklahoma resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 2, 2016 at his home in Collinsville. He was born August 8, 1946 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to parents, Edgar L. Creech and Alice Vernell (Harris) Creech.

After graduating from high school Craig went on to earn his master’s degree in education. He served as Assistant Superintendent of Collinsville Public Schools and was currently working on his Doctorate Degree in Industrial Arts.

On November 19, 1965, Craig married Margaret Ann Drake at the Church of Christ in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Craig was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was also an avid OU football fan, golfer, woodworker, sportsman, fisherman and hunter. His greatest joys came from teaching school. Craig’s family was his top priority and the greatest love of his life were his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of almost 51 years, Margaret Ann Creech of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Clifton Creech of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brandon Wayne Creech and his wife Michelle of Mesquite, Texas, Collin Heath Creech and his wife Breanna of Talala, Oklahoma; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Wayne Creech and his wife Kathy of Merrillville, Indiana, Paul Dennis Creech and his wife Drew of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 8 grandchildren, Randall Cotton Davis, Keegan Nathaniel Darby, Sophie Ann Creech, Caleb Edward Creech, Kirstie Nicole Rodriguez, JoLeigh Violet Creech, and Drake Carson Creech; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar L. Creech and Alice Vernell Creech.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Strother Historic Chapel located in Maple Grove Cemetery located at 1000 W. Strother Street, Seminole, Oklahoma. Dr.M. Carl A. Harris will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at

Collinsville Schools lost two great men within a 24 hour period. Craig Creech and Louis Keith left this Earth and now reside in Heaven. I had the pleasure to work closely with both of these gentlemen for many years and know that their families are in need of our prayers today. Words can`t express the influence these guys had on me and the gratitude so many of us have for them. Our loss is truly Heaven`s gain. Rest in peace my good friends. -- Terry Due 3/3/2016
Craig Creech was a former teacher and administrator for Collinsville for over 20 years, beginning here in 1979. He was a Industrial Arts teacher and then Assistant Superintendent for Pat Herald. I had the opportunity, honor, and privilege to know Craig, both as a "boss" and as a friend. Craig was probably one of the most intelligent individuals I have ever known. Many times over the past, I have called Craig to get his thoughts on building projects, various laws and statutes, construction bids, etc. He was always more than willing to help in any way he could. Craig's contributions to this district and this community were invaluable and "live on" throughout our schools.
Craig had been battling cancer as well as several other ailments for the past few years. Knowing him, he battled it with incredible courage, determination, and resilience, all the time enjoying his time with the love of his life, Margaret (his wonderful wife of many years) and his three boys and their children. In fact, whenever we did talk, he never said one thing about his health and just bragged on his family. Those of you that know Craig, know that he faced this with dignity and tried to live through it selflessly, striving to shield his loved ones from as much stress and worry as possible. He was a blessed man with a phenomenal family support system, especially in the tough last few months of his life...he will be truly missed. Craig will be laid to rest at the Maple Grove Cemetery (1000 W. Strother Ave.) in Seminole, Oklahoma on Monday (March 7th) at 2:00 p.m. The family has asked that if you'd like to reach out to Mrs. Creech and the family, please do so by emailing her at at this time.

-- Superintendent Lance West 3/4/2016

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