Funeral services for Donald J. Creed, 70, of Belton, passed away April 8, 2016 were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 3C Cowboy Fellowship with Pastor Robert Whitefield officiating. Burial will follow at the Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport.
The family will receive friends for visitation Monday evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Broecker Funeral Home in Salado.
Don was born in Cairo, Missouri on May 1, 1945, to Donald and Betty Creed. He was raised on a farm and learned the value of hard work at an early age.
After graduating Moberly High School in 1963, he started working for the Walbash Rail Road. In 1967, he was drafted into the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam War. Creed’s decorations, medals, commendations, citations, and campaign ribbons awarded include the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Marksman (Rifle), Expert (M-60), and Sharpshooter (Rifle).
After departing service with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas in 1969, Don started his own framing construction business in Florence, Texas. In 1998, he married his wife, Karen Creed.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Betty Creed and his brother Ronnie Creed.
Survivors include his wife Karen Creed of Belton; five sons, Brack Creed of Georgetown, Jerald Creed of Manhattan, Kansas, Will Creed of Belton, Bubba Drake of Salado, and Rooster Drake of West; two daughters, Penny Creed of Andice and Barbie Durham of Killeen; two brothers, Ralph Creed of Georgetown and Dan Creed of Brunswick, Missouri; three sisters, Joyce Nelson of Moberly, Missouri, Rita Dunkin of Moberly, Missouri, and Brenda Baker of Centralia, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.