Michael Creasy

Michael Lee Creasy, age 65 of Collinsville, IL, born July 11, 1950 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 11:05 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at his residence.

Michael retired from Mercantile Bank in St. Louis, MO after 20 years of service in the graphics design and Human Resources departments.  He enjoyed playing the drums, and riding his motorcycle.  He participated in the Patriot Guard rides.  He started a fan website for Jim Reeves, an American country and popular music singer-songwriter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Inez nee Singleton Creasy, and infant sister, Barbara Gail.

He is survived by his wife, June nee Fields Creasy; whom he married on April 5, 1969; sister, Mary Jo (Warren) Settles of Savannah, GA; sister-in-law, Linda Anderson of Trenton, IL; his best friend, who was like a brother, Bill Yakstis of Fenton, MO; four nephews:  Greg Hall, Steve (Randa) Hall, Thomas “TJ” Younger, and Kevin Anderson; three nieces:  Susan Hall, Barbara (Robert) Anderson, and Brittany Anderson; and his canine companion, Annie.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11am on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Russell Brewer officiating.  Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or charity of donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

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