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Vernon Creighton

image_127Vernon Creighton age 69 of Sardinia, Ohio passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at his residence. He was born on Aug 17, 1947 in Buford, OH, the son of the late Earl and Edna (Lang) Creighton. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Arnheim and the Brown Co Chamber of Commerce. He was also President of the Southern Hills Board of Education, was an Eastern School Board member for many years, taught middle school at Lynchburg Clay for 25 years and was principal at Russellville Elementary for 10 years. Vernon was also the owner and operator of the Indian Spring Winery.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joy Creighton of Sardinia, 1 son; Andrew Creighton and wife Sara of Sardinia, 2 daughters; Tara Woods and husband James of Sardinia, Sara Layton and husband Mathew of Sardinia, 1 brother; James Creighton of Mt. Orab, 2 sisters; Velma Shelton of Georgetown and Phyllis Tekuelve of Mt. Orab, 6 grandchildren; Katherine and James Woods, Josh (Taylor) and Madison Layton and Logan and Cierra Creighton and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday October 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. A gathering of family, friends and community will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 PM prior to the service.
The Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up in Vernon’s Memory at any First State Bank to support children and promote the arts in Brown County.

Friends and Families may sign Vernon’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com. Questions call Meeker Funeral Home 937-377-4182.

10 comments:

  1. Joy and family,

    Our hearts are hurting for you and your family. What a great man he was. We have fond memories of him as our teacher at Lynchburg. Praying for comfort for you all.

    Sincerely,

    Tal and Joni (Allen) Smith

  2. I remember him so well at Lynchburg Clay Middle School. I drove him nuts, but he was awesome in his approach. He will be missed. Barbara Butts Spurlock

  3. Dear Joy and family,
    Kenny and I are so very sorry for your loss. He was a special man, special teacher. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Kenny & Jana Wells

  4. Joy, So sorry to hear of his passing.
    Enjoyed his teach in Jr High and your teaching in the sixth grade. Praying that you will be comforted at this time.
    Don Redden
    Lynchburg Clay 6th Grade
    1980-1981

  5. Prayers to your entire family. I am friends of one of the nieces to him and have heard so many positive things about him. Take time to grieve and celebrate what a wonderful man he was. It sounds like he has touched so many people’s lives, but especially the lives of a lot of children throughout his years in education. ❤️

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him so well as my Junior High Teacher at Lynchburg-Clay. I loved the Junior High years. May God comfort you and your family.

  7. May God wrap his loving arms around the family during this time. He was a great teacher, I can still remember sitting in his classroom. Windows wide open (on the 3rd floor!) he would be walking the room with his yard stick while teaching. He will be missed by many.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was one of my favorite teachers. He will be missed by many.

  9. Joy and family,
    Mindy and I are praying for you. Count me as one of the many who learned their Ohio history in that upstairs room on the jr high side of Lynchburg Clay Elementary School from Mr. Creighton..
    Bill Wills

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