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OBITUARY

James E Creasy

September 28, 1942March 17, 2020

James Edward Creasy, age 77, of Tierra Verde passed away March 17, 2020 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born in 1942 in McCoole, Maryland to Albert and Agnes Creasy. He was one of 10 children. He developed a strong work ethic as a boy delivering newspapers, covering several miles each evening, most of which was uphill.

He joined the Air Force after high school and developed a lifelong love of aviation, which he then developed into a successful career. He never met a challenge he was afraid to take on. He lived by the motto "Why pay someone to do something that I can do myself." On the weekends you would find him landscaping his yard, cleaning his pool, repairing something in his garage or renovating his home.

Throughout his life he was a supportive husband to Regina Nejelski, who preceded him in death in 1986, and Theresa Paquette, who he married in 1989. James is survived by his son, Derick Creasy (his wife and 6 children), his daughter Tracy Abrahall (her 4 children), his daughter Rachael Putney (her husband and 1 child), and his daughter Helena Sheeley (her two children). There is no memorial service scheduled at this time.

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Rick Paquette

March 28, 2020

Jim, I can see it already...you at the gates with that 'we have work to do' look and your reasoning tone voice:
"I just figure, ya know, while we're here we'll just do it ourselves"
I'll bring my tools Jim but I'm going to be late..hahaha
RIP my friend..you will be missed!

FRAN Suarez-Markowski

March 26, 2020

You were like a father figure to me. You taught me about money, responsibilities and work ethics. You always listened when I had something to say even when it was about Jesus. Yes I said it. When we talked Jesus seemed to be your preferred subject. So thank you for the love and laughter you have brought to my life which I will never forget. Love you too, Jimbo.
Love,
Fran

Helena Sheeley

March 25, 2020

My yearly Father's day call to my Dad-
"Hi, It's Father's day! Cards are too expensive and a waste of money! How do you get somebody something that has it all? So are you ready for my yearly speech? I call you Jim to your face, but I want you to know that everyone else knows you as my dad because that's how I refer to you to everyone else in this world. Annnnd umm...although we only hug when you take a flight, you know I love you so lets not get mushy. Thanks for being my Dad! Enjoy your day! Happy Father's Day! "
At this point he tells me how he spoke to all his other kids already lol and he is just relaxing and had a good day. ( fyi since I work sunday I am the last to call)
At this point he throws in a few dad jokes, we laugh.
" A Hero need not speak - When he is gone the world will speak for him."
Thanks for being my Dad, raising me and giving me the tools to speak for you in this world!
As you fly off on your last journey
I LOVE YOU ! HUGE HUGS TO YOU!

Jeff Bottari

March 23, 2020

Uncle Jimbo the life impressions you’ve left on me and my brothers have been huge. Even though our crazy lives left us not in touch very often you were always on our minds and spoken of often. Especially at family events and holidays!! PS I’m sorry for dripping my ice cream cone in your cars growing up. Love you Jeff.

Rachael Putney

March 22, 2020

have a lot of great memories of this amazing man but one stands out among the rest. When my sister and I were very young and my mom and Jim had just started dating, he took us out to dinner at the Shirley Diner. My sister and I had finished our icecream sundaes and were returning from the bathroom when we noticed our cherries that we had placed in a bowl in the center of the table were gone. "I ate them," Jim replied and my sister and started laughing hysterically. He was so confused. "What's so funny?" he asked. We could barely stop laughing long enough to get out the words. "We sucked them!" We could not stop laughing for the rest of the evening. Love you Jim! Thanks for being a great father, grandfather and husband to my mother.

Derick Creasy

March 21, 2020

This has been very difficult for me, my father was and will always be a shining example of Strength, Respect, Decency, Responsibility, and Unconditional Love. He taught me how to be a Man by giving everything my all and not to expect anything in return. Showing me the importance to take pride in what I do as it will be a direct reflection of my character. I didn't always believe this as a young man but I took the teachings to heart. Later on in my life I grew to understand exactly what he meant. I only hope I made him proud of the man that I have become. His teachings, I will carry with me , the heart and soul that he has shared with me and everyone that had the pleasure to know him, whether it was for years or a few moments, will be forever my gift to give to my children and everyone I meet. My father was one to remember, his talent of making everyone he met, feel comfortable and welcome by his genuine personality, was his true gift to this World, now I must carry that torch and I will do it PROUDLY! I'll miss you every day of my life and will keep your memory close and remind my kids of what they are missing by not having you with us.
My heart aches to know that I will never be able to pick up the phone and hear your voice. I will visit you in my dreams and hold you close in my heart. I LOVE YOU!

Linda Mcrae

March 21, 2020

Jim,
I never met you . Although I knew your wife Threasa well & through her I felt I knew you . She always talked about how dedicated you were to your family work & when you weren’t at work she’d find you out working in the gardens or around the pool . No worries about Threasa we will look after her. she is loved by many. Jim your work on earth is done fly free Angel fly free!

Julie O’Brien

March 21, 2020

Jim.... 28 years of your humor and jokes. Always made me laugh even when you were sick and in pain, you always had something to say. You told me so much about Theresa the kids and of course the grandkids. You were so proud of them. I’m sure Lady is jumping in joy now that you two are together again. I’m going to miss you and will think of you often. Love, Julie.

Gary Abrahall

March 21, 2020

GRANDPA!!!!!! I’m so sorry to see you go so soon.... but I will always have nothing but fond memories of a great Father-In-law. I always believed we shared the same sense of humor, same work ethic, same love of working on projects around the house and most importantly the same committed love of family. I will cherish the memories staying at your home for my yearly 4 day golf trips down in Florida with my friends. We all enjoyed the daily round of golf and then heading over to Grandpa’s for dinner and wine in the jacuzzi just laughing and hanging out... you and Theresa were always wonderful host to me and my buddies..... I know of no one who ever had a negative thing to say about Jim Creasy. You were my Father-In-Law, my friend and a man I loved dearly. See you on the other side Jimbo!

Michael Paquette

March 21, 2020

Thoughts of Jim for Theresa and family.

Proud to call Jim my brother-in-law, always had a great time when we got together. We shared many common interests and laughs!
I will never forget the care and attention Jim gave my Mother when she was living near him, I know she loved him too.
Jim, Thanks for everything you shared of yourself while here.
Your Brother-in-law Mike...

FROM THE FAMILY