CREAMER, Arthur Perry,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - REMEBERING -

of Tap­pa­han­nock, Vir­ginia, went to be with his Lord and Sav­ior, Je­sus Christ, Sun­day morn­ing, Jan­uary 8, 2017. He was 83 years young. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held at Tap­pa­han­nock Memo­rial United Methodist Church on Satur­day, Jan­uary 14, at 1 p.m. Art was the old­est of four chil­dren born to Arthur New­port Creamer and Bessie Mae Perry Creamer in the Crad­dock area of Portsmouth, Va. He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents; and a sis­ter, Frances C. New­comb of Seaford, Va. He is sur­vived by his wife, Von­nie C. Creamer; his brother, Ron­ald W. Creamer (Mag­gie Sue) of Portsmouth; and his sis­ter, Carol C. Beedie (David) of Eden­ton, N.C. Also, Art had two chil­dren, Gary Creamer (Debbe) of Bracey, Va. and Pamela Water­man (Todd) of Ch­e­sa­peake, Va.; and three step­sons, Terry Car­son (Robyn) of Millers Tav­ern, Trent and Scott Car­son of Tap­pa­han­nock, Va. Ad­di­tion­ally, Art had five grand­chil­dren, Holly C. Jenk­ins (Tyler) of Fayet­teville, N.C., Michelle C. Hente (Matt) of Sacra­mento, Calif., Michael Creamer of Blacks­burg, Va., Ja­cob and Eric Water­man, both of Ch­e­sa­peake, Va. Step­grand­chil­dren are Kal­lie, Han­nah and Madisyn of Tap­pa­han­nock, Va., and Kin­ston and Kaleb Car­son of Millers Tav­ern, Va. Art was also blessed with two great-grand­chil­dren, Arthur Jenk­ins and Ethan Hente. Art leaves be­hind many beloved neph­ews, nieces and friends. Art earned his Ea­gle Scout as well as the God and Coun­try Award, grad­u­ated from Crad­dock High School in 1950, grad­u­ated from Lynch­burg Col­lege in 1954, and then served our coun­try as a mem­ber of the United States Ma­rine Corps. He served his lo­cal com­mu­nity as a Boy Scout Leader, as a Life Mem­ber of the Lion’s Clubs In­ter­na­tional and as a faith­ful giver of blood through the Red Cross. He served his church, Tap­pa­han­nock Memo­rial United Methodist Church, in many of­fi­cial ca­pac­i­ties and was a Cer­ti­fied Lay Speaker in the UMC. As a mem­ber of Gideon’s In­ter­na­tional he served his Lord by help­ing to spread the Word of God by dis­tribut­ing Bibles far and wide. He per­son­ally wit­nessed the love of Je­sus to oth­ers wher­ever he went. He will be missed by many. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tap­pa­han­nock Memo­rial UMC, the Lions Club In­ter­na­tional or the Gideon’s In­ter­na­tional.

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