August 29, 1941 - January 4, 2014
Edward Byers Creager of Plano, Texas entered heaven’s gates late January 4, 2014 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease and Lupus.
He was born August 29, 1941 in Houston to parents Gail and E. B. Creager. Ed grew up in Corpus Christi, graduating from W.B Ray High School in 1959. Ed attended undergrad and law school at the University of Texas at Austin. His aptitude and discipline yielded him a Bachelor of Business Administration (1963) and Doctor of Jurisprudence (1965). He passed both the State Board of Law (1965) and the Texas State Board of Public Accounting (1968).
Ed married Sandra K. Bridwell on August 31, 1962 in Austin. They were blessed with a precious family and dear friends in each of the cities they called home, including Austin, Houston, Richardson, and Plano. Ed was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He faithfully served as deacon and on several committees at Parkway Hills Baptist Church. He also served on board of the North Dallas-Park Cities chapter of Kiwanis International. He was an avid jogger until his health impeded him later in life. Although Ed may be described as a quiet man, his actions spoke “love” loudly to all who knew him.
Professionally, Ed took his first accounting job with Arthur Anderson in Houston. In the early 1970s he moved his family to the Dallas area to take on the role as tax manager for Alford Meroney & Co, where soon he became a partner in the firm. He completed his professional career as a tax partner with TravisWolff. Ed was a respected advisor and mentor to many.
Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Bridwell Creager; son, Dr. Greg Creager and wife Yolanda; daughter, Becky Gaharan; three granddaughters, Olivia Creager, Lauren Gaharan, and Rachel Gaharan; three younger sisters JoBeth (Manfred) Walter, Linda (Edd) Price, and Cathy McDonald; and four nieces, one nephew, and their families.
The family would like to thank all their precious friends that have supported them and especially Ed during his battle with Parkinson’s, including the “neighborhood” gang, Parkway Hills Baptist Church family, and Ed’s long time friend and accounting partner, Grady Rountree.
Ed’s Celebration of Life service will be Friday, January 10th at 11am officiated by Pastor Sam Dennis at Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano 75093. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkway Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252