Wesley Thomas Creasey went home to be with his Lord December 19, 2021 in Oklahoma City. Wesley was born February 17, 1939 to Daniel Creasey and Mary Moore Creasey in Richmond, Va.
He was the third child of five in his family. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Army. During his time in the Army he was stationed in Germany, then in Denton, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Louise Kay Talley.
On May 21, 1960, they were married. To this union three children were born and they welcomed one foster son: Kim, Wesley Jr., Ron and Dean Vaughn. He continued his career being stationed in Trainer, Iowa; Alaska; El Paso, Texas; Okinawa, Japan; Hawaii and finally retiring after twenty years as a Platoon Sargent E7.
After retirement they moved back to Cherokee, later settling on a family farm around Byron. He started working at Cherokee Public Schools in 1977. He was the “jack of all trades” at the school. He earned the name Chump and Papa. He drove the Big Chief bus and always had it warmed up, especially during the girls’ state championship basketball game. He retired in the late 90’s. If he wasn’t at the school, you could find him farming, drinking coffee with friends, or burning the highway driving. He belonged to Cherokee First Baptist Church.
Those who preceded Wesley in death include his parents, Daniel and Mary Creasey; his sister, Joyce; brother, Daniel, and sister, Carol.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Creasey, Byron; children, Kim Metcalf (Jeff), Prochr, Vt., Wesley Creasey Jr. (Sandra), Enid, Ron Creasey, Tulsa, and Dean Vaughn (Marilyn), Texas; grandchildren, Dillion Metcalf (Anya), Asa Metcalf, Keifer Metcalf (Moonie), Kyle Creasey, Colin Creasey, Tish Vaughn; three great grandchildren, one of the three is Amara Louise; sister, Juanita Morris; nieces; nephews; other relatives, and friends.
Funeral service for Wesley was held at 1 p.m., Wed., December 29, 2021 at Cherokee First Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee.
A viewing was held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tues., December 28, 2021 at the funeral home www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be given to the Cherokee First Baptist Church through the funeral home.