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Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery
Friday February 7th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church
Saturday February 8th, 2020

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Funeral Service

New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church
Saturday February 8th, 2020

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Daniel Lee Creekmore

Daniel Creekmore passed away on Sunday February 2, 2020 at his residence in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Daniel Lee Creekmore, affectionately known as Creek or Dan, was born in Princes Anne County on July 31st, 1946. He was a son of the late Mary Etta Gatlin and Walter Anderson Gatlin. Dan was preceded in death by his brother Robert Junious Gatlin and his daughter Patria Danette.

Daniel leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and soul mate of 38 years, Lucille Creekmore. He also leaves to cherish five sisters, JoAnn Harrison, Aggie Jackson, Linda Cooper (Mike), Viola Gregory, and Daphyne Moore (Leon). He was the father of Daniel LaVonne, Portia Deneen, and Daniel Lee Jr. He was the father of two stepsons, Lemuel Wilkins (Sadina) and LeVar Wilkins. He has four grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends.

Daniel received his early education from Princess Anne County Training School. Later he attended Union Kempsville High School of Virginia Beach, VA. After graduating from Kempsville, he furthered his education at Norfolk State Institution (now University) majoring in Engineering.

Daniel was a hard worker who had passion for driving. Through the years he was a driver employed by Willis Wayside Furniture and Yellow Freight Trucking Company. Most importantly, he was a truck driver for Roadway Trucking Company, serving 34 years before retiring.

Daniel was a big man with a big heart. The life of every party, the leader of the pack. He was his brother's keeper, always willing to help. He loved spending time with his family and his friends. Daniel never had a loss of words and never met a stranger. He enjoyed his leisure, traveling yearly to the Kentucky Derby, the CIAA and MEAC basketball tournaments. Dan was a supporter of his alma mater.

“BEHOLD, the GREEN and the GOLD!”

There was not a Norfolk State game without Dan in attendance. He also loved his Dallas Cowboys, always in front of the TV rooting on his team. One of his great memories was traveling to Texas where he toured the Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium, the locker rooms, and sat in the V.I.P. box to watch his Cowboys play.

“How bout them COWBOYS”

Dan attended Mount Olive Baptist Church as a child and would often watch Bishop Kim Brown's ministry as an adult. He had a love for God and would often chime in during Bible studies in his home.

On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 Daniel peacefully passed away in the comfort of his own home amongst family, having enjoyed a good meal and seeing the Kansas City Chiefs (previously known as the Dallas Texans) win Super Bowl 54.

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Creekmore, We loved you and we will dearly miss you!! Kentucky Derby will not be the same this year without you. Rest In Peace our friend!!

Friends from Louisville, Kentucky!!

Diaz Crawford Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Wishing God's Blessings upon my classmate's family during your time of lost. May I bring to your attention words of comfort from the Lord found in Isaiah 40:31. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Rev. Dr. Caroel L. Selby.

cjselby45@verizon.net Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Creek,
Derby will not be the same without your comic relief. May you rest in peace and may the comfort of the Lord be with all of us who feel the void from your departure.


Your Tinsley/Gordon/Andrews Family

Kia Tinsley Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

Dan, you know how much I cared for you. You were one of the smartest and hardest-working people I have ever met. I have so many memories of you working on the roadway dock and driving with you on the streets. You probably taught me more about the freight world then anyone. I cannot remember a situation that you could not find a solution for. My love goes out to your family and especially Lucille.

Debbie may hews Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

I'm really gonna miss the best uncle in the world.. Our family has lost our oldest & strongest soldier.

Myra King Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Creek The Newlight Community Misses You Dearly

Jason Cason Feb 6 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in Paradise Uncle Dan! We will miss you dearly and we love you to the moon and back!

Gretchin Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

To a wonderful man. Thank you for taking my family as your own when we moved here with the military. God bless your family . I know you will always be our angel.
Linnel Yvette Jade

Linnel Yvette Jade Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

To to my 1st Uncle, sorry I couldnt be there for your homegoing service. You will truly be missed. Rest in Soul Uncle Dan!


Shanta King Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss you so much I cant put it into words the pain that I feel Love You Creek

Romona Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

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