Millard H. Creek Hancock, 90
Born May 22, 1923, in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond W. and Julia Boden Creek, and husband to his first wife, the late Gale Louisa Teter Creek, who passed away in 1989.
He was a 1943 graduate of Flintstone High School, and served in the United States Army 20th Corps Artillery as a cook from 1943 to 1945, during which time he had the honor of serving General Patton a few meals.
He and his late wife owned and operated Creek’s Jewelry and Gifts, in Hancock, for 40 years. They started the business in 1948, with Millard being a certified watchmaker, after graduating from Watchmaker School, in Romney, W.Va.
He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church for 61 years; a charter member of Hancock Lions Club; a charter member of Hancock Rescue Squad; a member of Webster B. Harrison Post #26; a member of James W. Bowers Lodge #173 AF & AM; a member of Ali Ghan Shrine; and a life member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Ella Shaw Creek, whom he married on April 22, 1994; two sons: Dr. Donald L. Creek and wife, Ginny, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Wayne Creek and wife, Vicki, of Hagerstown, Md.; two stepsons: Gary L. Scriever and wife Kay, of Duncansville, Pa.; and Greg Yost and wife Mary Ann, of Hancock, Md.; a brother, Carl Creek, of Little Orleans, Md.; a sister, Edna Oliver, of Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Junie Creek and Virgil Creek; two sisters: Violet Cochran and Hazel M. Souders, who passed away on February 19, 2014.
Services were held Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Hancock United Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Bynum officiated. Burial, with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard, was in Piney Plains United Methodist Cemetery, Little Orleans, Md.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to the Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 West Main Street, Hancock, MD, 21750; or to the Hancock Lions Club, PO Box 315, Hancock, MD, 21750-0315.
Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.