Harry Milby Creekmuir

March 6, 1930June 10, 2014

In honor of his life, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs,, or at 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

CREEKMUIR, Harry Milby

March 6, 1930 – June 10, 2014

Harry Milby Creekmuir, age 84, of Marietta, GA died peacefully on June, 10, 2014 at home under the care of Halcyon Hospice with family at his side. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 13 from 5-7pm at the home of William Creekmuir in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 14 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Sandy Springs, GA, with a reception immediately following the service. An interment service will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, NC. Born in Portsmouth, VA, Harry was the only child of the late Harry Linwood and Edna Lavina Creekmuir. Harry moved as a young child to Hobgood, NC and subsequently to Washington, NC where he became a boating enthusiast. After attending NC State University, he moved to Greensboro, NC. In 1951 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and became a rifle-range instructor at the Weapons Training Battalion in Paris Island, SC. After his military service, Harry returned to Greensboro and married Betty Williams of Summerfield, NC. In 1954, he began a career in auto sales in Greensboro with Gate City Motor Co. where he worked until his retirement as Vice President in 1990. In 1994, Harry and Betty moved to Wilmington, NC where they lived until moving to Marietta in 2006. Harry was an avid gardener, wood worker, bird watcher and storyteller. He was a loving husband and father, a caring grandfather and a proud great grandfather. He always lit up a room with his presence and great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed and remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Creekmuir of Marietta, his sons William S. Creekmuir of Atlanta and Harry W. Creekmuir of Hurdle Mills, NC, twin daughters Susan Patterson of Marietta and Sandra Knaebel of Theodore, AL, 13 grandchildren, 5 of whom are Eagle Scouts, and 5 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be left at In honor of his life, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs,, or at 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014

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July 6, 2015

It's difficult to believe that it's almost been a year since Harry passed. He still remains in my memories and I think of him randomly (for example when I am at a yard sale, or art show & see an item he would have enjoyed). I hope the family is doing well... I remember all of you very fondly and wish you the best.

Linda Fredrickson Anthony

June 20, 2014

My family had the pleasure of being neighbors and friends of the Creekmuirs and Pattersons on Rose Avenue. We were constantly inspired by their home and gardens- so artistic and creative!!!! When they moved to GA, it left a huge hole in our hearts. I wish I could have visited one more time... RIP dear, dear Harry! I cherish many memories of the family and am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Lisa Bartlett and Lloyd Fruchtman

June 15, 2014

Bill, Frances and family,

Our sincerest sympathies to you all. May your solemn morning lead, in time, to joyful memories.

Bobby Barham

June 15, 2014

Fond memories of weekends in Greensboro with Harry and John Jones and Al Troxler in the early 50s. My condolences to his family

Tod Dixon

June 14, 2014

Bill and family,
My heartfelt condolences are to you and your family in this sorrowful time. I had the pleasure to work with Harry for many years at Gate City Motor Company. He was always an inspiration to any new sales person who would take the plunge into the salesman's life and always had the patience to teach. I know I've not seen Harry in many years, but knowing he's gone, it will be a loss I won't be able to get back.
Rest Easy Harry, We'll all miss you very much.
Tod A Dixon
Pleasant Garden NC

June 14, 2014

Bill, I will continue to pray for you and your family to have the strength to make it through this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerest Sympathys. Mike Riccio

Don Bennett

June 13, 2014

My condolences to the Family. I am so glad I got to talk to Harry last week. He will be missed. You are in our Prayers.

June 13, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. My prayers are with your family at this time. It was an honor to have known Harry and his beautiful wife Betty.

Nina Kuzina

June 13, 2014

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May Harry rest in peace. Deidra Hughes

Sherrill Landreth

June 13, 2014

I always enjoyed Harrys stories, and the way he made me feel welcome in his home..I for one will miss him very much..RIP Harry..cant wait till we meet again..