William D. "Bill" Creel

Funeral services for William D. Bill Creel, 86, of Silsbee, will be Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Farmer Funeral Home, with interment following in Knupple Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Mr. Creel died June 26, 2012, at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare. A native of Beaumont and a long time resident of Silsbee, Bill retired from Mobil Oil Refinery and was the founder of Industrial Tool Service Co. He proudly served his country during WW II and the Korean conflict. Survivors include his son Craig Creel and wife, Cathy of Fruita, CO; daughters, Dana Hess of Bryan and Becky Ekvall and husband, Rich of Silsbee; grandsons, Caleb Creel, Cameron Creel, Jamin Ekvall, and Steven Hess; granddaughters, Rachel Byrom, Tabi Ekvall, and Caitlyn Creel; and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knupple Cemetery Assn, P. O. Box 122, Silsbee, TX 77656.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 28, 2012

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Bills Bracewell line goes back to Richard and Winnifred Carlisle from Laurens Co. Georgia in early 1800's.

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Bill was a singer songwriter who's music can be found at soundclick.com.