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Edward Lee McCreight
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1938
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 2007
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Davenport - Funeral services for Edward Lee McCreight, of Davenport, will be Friday, May 4, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel of Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in the National Cemetery Rock Island Arsenal, with military graveside rites conducted by the Moline American Legion Post # 246. Mr. McCreight died Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born August 12, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Loraine Leonard and Martha (Cling) McCreight. He served in the Marine Corps from 1961 to 1964. He worked as a diesel mechanic at both Ruan and Wenger Truck Lines. He belonged to the National Rifle Association. An avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan, he also was very loyal to the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Bears. He spent many enjoyable days fishing and playing golf. Memorials may be made to the family.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Ronda McCreight, Blue Grass, Iowa; a daughter, Lori Wilson, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Kelsey, Caitlyn, Ronnie, Ricky, Randy, Ashley and Aleah; brother, Roger (Ruth) McCreight, Tuscon, Ariz.; sisters, Sharon (Gerald) Schmidt, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Barbara (Douglas) Cromwell, Queen City, Texas, and Edna (Lamoyne) Thompson and Kathy ( Ronald) Dehning, both of Decorah, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Sylvanus. God saw him getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered "come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him and saw him pass away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating; hardworking hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.
(Quad-City Times, May 2, 2007) 
 
Inscription:
Cpl US Marine Corps
 
Burial:
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: V - 511
 
Created by: Paul Mack
Record added: Oct 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60295551
Edward Lee McCreight
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