First Baptist Church of Laurens
Saturday April 9th, 2022
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Nancy Clare Whisnant Creech
Nancy Clare Whisnant Creech
Nancy Clare Whisnant Creech, age 88, of Laurens, wife of Bobby Gene Creech, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at PRISMA Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Sumter, SC, daughter of the late Philip Bomar Whisnant, Jr., and Hilda Estelle Thorne Whisnant. She moved to Barnwell, SC, during her senior year in high school, where she met and married her beloved husband, Bobby. Together they raised three children and lived in Barnwell for 61 years. In 2018, she and Bobby moved to Martha Franks Retirement Community, where they started a new chapter in their lives and were welcomed with a host of friends in that residential faith community.
Faith was fundamental in Nancy’s life, and she loved opportunities to express her faith. She was a member of Barnwell First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and worked in the church office. Once they moved to Laurens, she and Bobby joined Laurens First Baptist Church, where they found a church home.
Nancy loved her family fiercely. She was a dearly loved sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Cynthia Creech DeFoor (Fred) of Columbia, Robert Lawrence Creech (Susan) of Greenville, and Carol Creech Poole (Joey) of Greer; sisters, Judy Whisnant Brown (Walter) of Hartsville and Vivian Whisnant Holliday (Duncan) of Barnwell; grandchildren, Clare DeFoor Eggleston (Travis), Judith Hardeman DeFoor, Charles Robert Creech, Cameron Whisnant, William Stafford Wade (Meredith), and Anna Clare Wade Adams (Justin); step-grandchildren, Adam and Austin Poole; great-grandchildren, Maggie Eggleston, Reece Eggleston, Wells Stafford Adams and one expectant.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Philip Bomar Whisnant, III.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Laurens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging, a ministry of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Memorials can be mailed to SCBMA at 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC, 29210, or online at www.SCBMA.com
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com
Nancy was a dear friend to both of us and a beloved “sister “ to me. She has been missed from the time of the move but I know that she is singing with her Lord and I am happy for her. Our love and prayers to Bobby and each of the children.
Cathy Hundley Apr 21 2022 4:51 PM
Nancy will be missed by all of us here at Martha Franks. She always had a smile and friendly greeting for all she met. I’ve enjoyed having her and Bobby as my neighbors since their move to Laurens.
My condolences to all the family during this time of grief.
My thoughts and prayers go out for all of you.
Judy Cliver Apr 8 2022 5:08 PM
Dear Cindy & Fred: Please know I was so sorry to hear your Mama passed away, Cindy. I am surely keeping you & Fred & all of your family in my prayers. With love-Anne Walker
Anne Walker Apr 3 2022 4:17 AM
Bobby, we miss Nancy’s
winsome smile & witty comments as you all dropped by our table after lunch each day.
You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Millie Gwinn Apr 2 2022 9:32 PM
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Nancy’s passing. In the 3 short shifts I spent with her, she certainly left a lasting impression on my soul. You all are in my prayers.
Nurse Brittany Apr 1 2022 6:48 PM
Our family loved your family very much. When we moved to Barnwell in 1951 your dad & mine established a partnership to build homes for the surge of people with The Savannah Nuclear Plant. They & their partners built Kilkenny Acres and the Trailer Park .
Your mother,Stella & my mother Berneta were friend. Your sister, Vivian was my friend. I loved your Sunday School class & the Training Union that you & Bobby lead. You were an important part of my growing up. I went into Staffords Dept. Store and Saturday when I worked for Mrs. Plyler at the Five & Dime. When mother had her stroke you were there to help the family. Rest in peace, may all your inspiring good works provide comfort.
With love and condolences, Rallie & Ruth Queen Seigler
Ruth Q. Seigler Apr 1 2022 11:17 AM
You all are in my thoughts as you go through this vey difficult loss in your family. Mrs. Creech was a wonderful person and a mainstay in our church and our little row of houses in our Barnwell neighborhood growing up. You will be dearly missed but your jovial, happy and loving spirit will remain with us forever. I wish I could be there and share some of this burden with you. She will be dearly missed.
Beth Edmonds Mar 31 2022 11:09 AM
My prayers are with all of you🙏🏼 Nancy will be truly missed!!!! She was a Beautiful person!!
Patricia Deadwyler Mar 31 2022 10:59 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Creech
Patricia Deadwyler Mar 31 2022 10:56 AM
Bobby, please know that I care and praying for comfort for you and your family. Love, Lucy Hudson
Lucy K Hudson Mar 30 2022 6:42 PM