Harry Wade Creasey

Harry Wade Creasey

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 1 Aug 2001 (aged 96)
Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, USA
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 64247899 · View Source
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Mr. Harry Wade Creasey, 96, of Newnan Ga. and formerly of Terre Haute died
Wednesday August 1, 2001, in Beaulieu Convalescent Center. Newnan, Coweta, Ga.
He was a pilot, farmer and restaurateur. He was born July 4, 1905, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church of Newnan.
An aviation pioneer, he had a long, 67-year, colorful career that ranged from stunt pilot and crop duster to war time Army flight instructor and later corporate pilot. He was a long-time associate of famous air racer and international aviation celebrity Roscoe Turner. He continued in semi retirement as a flight instructor for many years at Newnan Airport. When he gave his last flying lesson (to his grandson ) at age 90, he was the oldest active flight instructor in the nation.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Louise Deardorf Creasey of Newnan; two daughters, Marilyn Carver and her husband Marion of Washington, Ga., and Elaine Wegrzyn of Newnan; one son Gary H. Creasey of Indianapolis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in Newnan with Melvin Payne officiating; and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4 in Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute, IN. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Westside Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga.


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  • Maintained by: Coleman ✿
  • Originally Created by: Wendy Martin
  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64247899
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Wade Creasey (4 Jul 1905–1 Aug 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64247899, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Coleman ✿ (contributor 47076912) .