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Creager, Edward B.

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August 29, 1941 - January 4, 2014

Creager, Edward B.

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


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Leslie Thompson Jenkins

January 10, 2014 10:58AM

Sandra,Becky and family - Praying for strength & comfort today and in the days and months to come. I know he was a wonderful man and loved by so many just as you are as well. Love and Hugs, Leslie

Walt & Barbara Zimmer

January 10, 2014 10:07AM

Sandra and Becky, we know the hurt of losing a loved one. But it is so rewarding to know that death has been defeated. That Ed lives in a place that we can once hope to be a part of some day.


January 09, 2014 11:47PM

Sandra I was so blessed the day Edward and yourself entered my life. Edward touched so many lives and was such a kind and loving man. God has received a true angel that will missed dearly here on earth. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

Jesse & Tamra Heath

January 09, 2014 4:50PM

Sandra, We send our love to you and your entire family. Our prayers are with you for peace during this time of separation. Your church family is here to support you.Ed was a very kind man.

John and Dixie Grindem

January 09, 2014 3:54PM

Sandra, Greg, Becky and Ed's sisters. We are so sad to hear of Ed's passing. He was a wonderful, caring person. Always willing to help and listen. Special memories of our time with your family in Richardson. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. May God bless you and comfort you.
Love, John and Dixie

Rebecca Moon

January 09, 2014 3:38PM

I am so glad that Mother and I were able to see Ed one last time at the family reunion in Kingsport. I know that his passing will leave a terrible void in your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna, Kairee and Erica

January 09, 2014 7:10AM

Praying for you all to feel God's comfort during this time.

Alan Bridwell

January 08, 2014 9:12PM

Prayers from your Tennessee family for Sandra, Becky, Greg and Ed's sisters. There was not a finer person with more class anywhere than Ed Creager. He made everyone around him better and he was truly a gifted person. It was always a special time when Ed, Sandra and their family visited us.

Ron and Evelyn McNeill

January 08, 2014 8:17PM

Sandra, we love you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight.

Barbara Diffey Miller

January 08, 2014 7:52PM

Sandra, my dear sweet friend of old...I want to give you and your Becky & Gregg & families all a big hug for I love you all dearly. Bill & I both know that there will be a hole in your hearts where your Ed held a most special place & in ours, as well. Ed was a quiet, gentleman's gentleman, trustworthy, loyal, and he fiercely loved his family. Your years in Bellaire West in Houston were way too short but established a friendship that has stood the test of time & distance. Praise God for the life of Ed B. Creager.
Our love, Barb & Bill

Harriett and Jim Stambaugh

January 08, 2014 1:17PM

Sandra, we share you sadness at this time. We knew Ed as a helpful, witty and caring man. We are glad to have known him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Keri (Bolin) James

January 08, 2014 12:54PM

Mrs. Creager, Becky, Greg and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Mr. Creager as a very kind man and loving father. Please know you're in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Keri James

Dwayne and Kay Bolin

January 08, 2014 9:32AM

Our thoughts are with you today Sandra and family. Ed was a wonderful outstanding man of which you will always be proud. Love and prayers. Kay and Dwayne

Scott & Cathy Wolf

January 08, 2014 9:27AM


Ed was a special person to many people. he was my mentor as an usher at Parkway Hills and someone I always admired. He will be missed by all.

wayne galvani

January 08, 2014 8:43AM

So Sorry to hear about Ed. He was an extremely contientious and meticulous counsulor upon whom you could always trust would have the right answer. Always enjoyed talking with him. Deepest sympathy to his family for your tremendous loss.

Carl & Nila Popoff

January 08, 2014 8:21AM

Sandy, You have our Prayers for you and your family. Ed was a friend and we know he is in a better place.

Love, Nila and Carl


January 08, 2014 1:35AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that I can't be there in this time of loss. I will pray for your families during this time of grief..I love you guys!!!

Sondi Pace

January 07, 2014 9:19PM

Remember well the day we all moved in on Edgewood in Richardson and the precious memories of our kids growing up together.....thanks for the memories

Suzy Crews

January 07, 2014 9:11PM

Sandra please know that you and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Ed was a very special person and I know you have very special memories that will help you get you through this period of time. And you have your friends in the village and church to lean on. See you soon.

Diane Yaris

January 07, 2014 7:58PM

Ed was a wonderful neighbor. I will miss him.