Charles "Tuck" Tucker Creamer, 84, of Amherst, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Lynchburg. Born March 15, 1935, he was a son of the late Robert William Creammer and Ruby Virginia Tucker Creammer. Tuck had proudly served his country for 22 years in the United States Army having retired as a Senior Infantry Sergeant. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, American Legion Post #16, and had earned his fellowship degree with the Piney River Moose Lodge 2032. Tuck, also lovingly referred to as "Mountain Man", loved to plant and watch his tomatoes grow. He enjoyed the CNN news and reading, and was especially passionate about the lottery and playing bingo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Nita Lynn Creamer; sons, Richard D. Creamer of Farmville, Bobby Creamer (Pamela) of Clifford, and James T. Creamer of Madison Heights; a daughter, Ruby M. Foster of Faulconerville; stepchildren, Melvin J. Arrington (Delores) of Madison Heights, Wesley L. Bryant of Amherst, Tammy J. Wilson (Will) of Altavista, and Timothy W. Bryant (Tina) of Madison Heights; brothers, Dabney Creammer (Rae) of Fla., and James D. Creammer of Monroe; a sister, Pearl Wright (William "Bill") of Amherst; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton L. Creammer. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Byrum-Parr Funeral Home by Pastor Judy Morris with burial to follow on Creammer Mountain. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the funeral home, as well as at the Piney River Moose Lodge after the funeral service on Wednesday.
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