Services: Have been held.
Mr. A. Ross Creamer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Garland, Texas.
He was born on July 21, 1921, in Dickens, Texas, to Joseph Wesley and Winnie Battle Creamer.
He married Marie South on Feb. 2, 1941, in Portales. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945. He landed at Normandy on D-Day and served in the US Army’s 28th Division known as the “Bloody Buckets.” He worked for 45 years in the wholesale and retail dry goods business. He served and became friends with many clothing and fabric retailers across the southwest. He was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1959.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edith Hayter and Doris Porter.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Kathryn Long of San Angelo, Texas, Marcy James (and husband, Walt) of Garland, Texas, Teri Glisson (Dale) of Lavon, Texas and Melissa Blair (Cleve) of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Joe Long of Lubbock, Lisa Velasquez of Canyon, Texas, Chris Long of San Angelo, Texas, and Mike and Sarah James, both of Garland, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Daynan Ross Romero and Katrina Long; two brothers, Keith Creamer of Wilcox, Ariz., and Loyd Creamer of Lubbock; two sisters, Jo Nelle Jordan of Los Lunas and Beth Sikes of Lubbock; 23 nieces and nephews.
Philip Fike will officiate the services with the assistance of Dale Glisson.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eldin Cooper, Winston Berry, Larry Teal, Charlie Crane, Melvin Littlejohn and Edward Lee Miller.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.