Jeff Creek

Jeff Creek

O'FALLON – Senior Master Sgt. William Jeffrey Creek, 53, USAF (retired), of O'Fallon died at 7:36 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

He passed away at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill., surrounded by his loving family. Jeff is survived by his wife, Julia Vaughn Creek, daughter of Robert and Bonnie Vaughn of Mahomet.

Jeff was born Dec. 15, 1961, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to William Ellis and Jeanne Cheryle Sommers Creek. His mother survives. He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial reception will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the American Legion, 109 N. Penn St., O'Fallon, IL 62269. Jeff requested that we gather - dressed in Hawaiian shirts - to share memories and laughter.

He is also survived by what he deemed as his finest accomplishments: his daughter, Cydney and sons, Tristan and Zane, all of O'Fallon. Also surviving are one sister, Terri (Dave) Eller and nieces, Nona (Chad) Blades and Mary (Brandon) Poe; one brother-in-law, John (Jody) Vaughn and nephews, Luke and Jack Vaughn.

Although he lived a less than average lifespan, Jeff did not live an average life. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he enjoyed a 25-year career on C-130 cargo planes. After retiring from active duty, he continued working for the USAF as a flight manager at Scott Air Force Base.

He is what we in the business like to call a "motorcycle aficionado." His chief regret in life was not training his faithful dog Dunkin to detect cancer.

Jeff's wishes are in lieu of other expressions of sympathy, contributions may be made to the Creek Children Education Fund. c/o Bank of O'Fallon, 901 S. Lincoln Ave., O'Fallon, IL 62269.

Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana, is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be offered at www.rennerwikoffchapel.com.

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