Bobby Ray Creek

November 1, 1947May 13, 2013

Bobby Ray Creek, age 65, of Big Lake, Texas went to be with the Lord on Monday May 13, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Rangely, CO on November 1, 1947 to Johnie & Hazel Creek. On November 9th, 1965 he married Celia Ann Harwood and they eventually made their home in Olton, TX for over 20 years. Bobby was partial owner in Davis, Pyle, and Creek Water Well Drilling for 17 of those years. In 1982, they moved to Big Lake, Texas where Bobby worked 30 years for Plains, Inc. He retired January 5, 2011. After a few months of relaxation at home he began working at his leisure driving heavy equipment for Jimmy Storey, Tommy Holt, & Tom Williams. He truly enjoyed this time in his life, and it was a joy seeing him much less stressed as a semi-retired man.

Bobby is survived by his wife Celia Ann and two children, Lonny Creek of Big Lake, and Tammy Underwood and her husband Brian of San Angelo, TX. He had five grand daughters, Morgan Hogan and husband John of Greenwood, TX, Allison Blakely and fiancé Denver Lewallen of San Angelo, Tx, and Kassidy, Kynzie, and Kyndal Underwood of Ft. Worth, TX. His first great grand child Carter John Hogan is scheduled to be born Tuesday, May 28th, and Bobby fought valiantly to survive to hold that baby boy. God had another plan, and Papa will be the first to see that great grand son. Other survivors include brother Jeff Creek and wife Vickie of Los Lunas, NM, sisters Theresa Williams and husband Robert of Olton, TX, Mary Eppard and husband Charlie of Aztec, NM, and Rose Willoughby of Placitas, NM, and sisters-in-law Stella Creek of Los Lunas, NM and Kay Lynn Creek Turner of Norman, OK. Bobby was preceded in death by parents, Johnie and Hazel, brothers Jimmy and Jerry Creek, and baby sister Johnie Lee Creek.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Big Lake and will be officiated by Hospice Chaplain Art Taylor of Winters and Leslie Davidson of Big Lake. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Cemetery. Pall- bearers are nephews Johnny and Robby Lockeby, Keith and Michael Pyle, Gary, Gregg, Gerald, and Glenn Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeff Creek, Robert Williams, Don Gene Harwood, Floyd “Tubby” Pyle, Ronnie Dorsey and Darrell Coon, and Jack Blakely. Special thanks to the Interim Hospice team of San Angelo, especially Cindy and Art. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Mary Eppard

May 24, 2013

Bob, you were such a wonderful loving brother. You were always concerned for all your siblings. God blessed our family so very much when you were born. You were always there for who needed you. You were always such a good provider for your family. I miss your kind gentle spirit and it's so hard to believe your precious life on this earth is over. I think God was ready to spend time with you. You were such a brave and courageous man through all the suffering. I'm so thankful you are at peace now. That makes it bearable for those of us left behind. You are loved and missed so very much.

Tammy Underewood

May 22, 2013

Doyce I absolutely love what you wrote. My dad was a man of few words. But that pretty much sums it up. Thank you.

Doyce Cooke

May 21, 2013

Generations come and go, but we know Bobby was special. Along with his wife Celia Ann, he raised and provided for a wonderful extended family. He lived a good decent life, and had his priorities right.

Joyce Kinisky

May 18, 2013

Your in God's hands now RIP.

Tammy Underwood

May 17, 2013

I am a lucky girl to have called you daddy. I'm so thankful for the time we spent together these past 9 months. I wouldn't trade them for anything. We did so much living in the months leading up to your death. I am so glad you are now completely healed and have perfect peace. That makes my heart happy. I'll miss you forever but I won't stay sad ! I can't break that promise to you :)

May 15, 2013

Celia Ann, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Love, Sylvia Buchanan

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May 15, 2013


Kenneth & Kay Davis

May 15, 2013

Bobby Creek is going home.As,we are sad in his departure from this life. We celebrate the full life of a man that was loved by his family as well as many friends. CeAnn,Tammy,Lonny and grandkids I,am truly sorry for your loss but I truly believe that Bobby will be watching over ya'll.May God wrap his loving arms around each one of you at this time. Kenneth & Kay Davis

Herman Lockeby

May 15, 2013

Bob will be missed by many. I have many fond memories of activities we shared. We were just a couple of 'crazy' teenage boys when we met. Things were a lot different back then.

May 14, 2013

Heaven received another angel to watch over all of his loved ones. You will be greatly missed. I can just hear the sweet music from heaven that you are playing high in the sky.
Love Becky Scruggs