Mr. Creech was born on January 30, 1939 in Augusta, Georgia to the late JB Creech and Melba Olivia Worsham Creech. As a child, he loved sports and was a star basketball player. Mr Creech was a US Air Force veteran, stationed in Britain, where he met his 62-year-old wife, Judith. After starting a family, he obtained his Master of Business Administration. He was an accountant and plant controller after beginning his career at Columbia Nitrogen in Augusta, Georgia, then moved his family to Clarkesville in 1972 for a position at Scovill Manufacturing, then retired after working at Conditioned Air Systems in Gainesville.
Johnnie enjoyed basketball, bowling and golf. After his retirement, he became an avid cabinet maker, making many puzzles and toys for his family and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Bowey Creech of Clarkesville; son Andrew of Augusta; daughter Vanessa (Lisa) of Alpharetta; son Richard (Shirley) of Hollywood, son John Benjamin of Olathe, KS; granddaughter Corlie of Augusta and great-grandchildren Rivers, Lakelin and Brooks.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Hillside Memorial Chapel.
A private cemetery service will be held at Hillside Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at Habersham County Animal Shelter, 4231 B Toccoa Hwy, Clarkesville, Ga. 30523.
An online guest registry is available for the Creech family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens (706-754-6256), 5495 Highway 197 S, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523.