John L. Creed

January 20, 1922June 9, 2018

John L. Creed, Jr., age 96, passed away peacefully in Houston Texas on Saturday, the 9th of June 2018.

John graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport La., and from LSU in Mechanical engineering; before receiving his Juris Doctorate from LSU Law School. He began his professional career with the Baton Rouge Rice Mill and moved to Houston to join Comet Rice Mills in 1953. He joined Blue Ribbon Rice Mills, Inc. in 1955, where he served as General Sales Manager for over 18 years. In 1973, he founded Creed Rice Co., Inc., and retired in 1993. He was president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at both LSU and University of Maine, where he attended on year. He enjoyed his friends and membership at Lakeside Country Club, joining in 1960. John enjoyed golf and traveling with friends and colleagues; and, most of all, spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by mother and father (Billie Mullins Creed and John L. Creed, Sr.); and, wife of 64 years, Kathryn Jumonville Creed. He is survived by one brother, Gale, 4 children J. Rick and his wife Susan, Mark, Debbie Mann and her husband Tom, and Michael; 5 grandchildren, Christopher and his wife Ann, Scott and his wife Leah, Travis and his wife Lindsay, Ryan and his wife Ashley, and Kelley; and, 2 great-grandchildren Charlie and Grayson. We want to give special thanks to all of the Visiting Angels staff, and Barbara with Vantage Hospice for their compassionate care over the past 9 months.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from four o’clock in the afternoon until six o’clock in the evening on Sunday, the 17th of June in the grand foyer of Geo H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the recitation of the rosary for John is to commence at quarter hour before four o’clock in the afternoon in the Jasek Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at half past ten o’clock in the morning on Monday, the 18th of June, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail in Houston.

The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.


  • Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 18, 2018

John L. Creed

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Susan Jumonville

June 12, 2018

I remember Uncle Johnny, and Aunt Kathryn, opening their home to me wherever I was able to make the trip to Houston for a visit. And when I needed advice, Uncle Johnny was just a phone call away to help with any situation. He was one of the most loving, good-hearted men I’ve ever known and will surely be missed by those whose lives he’s touched. Rest In Peace and God bless you Uncle Johnny ❤️