James A. Creed was born on Friday, October 1, 1937 in Lexington, South Carolina to the late John and Honoria Creed of Leesville, South Carolina. If Bam’s personality is any indication, we surmise that it was a sunny, beautiful day. After a prosperous and productive stint of 81 years, 4 months and 25 days, James made his transition to his eternal home. James graduated from Twin City High School in 1955, where he lettered in basketball and baseball. Upon graduation, James served four years in the United States Air Force. James was an electrical lineman by trade and retired from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in 2003.
At an early age, James was baptized and became a member of New Hope Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where he remained an active member until his death; serving in the capacity of Trustee Board, Steward Board and the Finance Committee.
James loved his wife and children beyond measure and much of his life’s mission was to provide and care for them. Aside from spending time with his family, James loved to travel with his wife and was an avid golfer. James was a pillar of his community and was very generous with his time; many deemed him the neighborhood handyman.
He was preceded in death by both parents and two sisters, Elsie Francois and Sylvia Inez Creed. James leaves to cherish his memories; wife of fifty-seven years, Mable; children, Floyd (Tonya) Creed of Alpharetta, Georgia; Debra (Douglas) Gantt of North Augusta, South Carolina; Quinton (Missy) Creed of West Columbia, South Carolina and Alice Creed of Marietta, Georgia; five grandchildren: Quaress Creed, Constance Gantt, Christopher Creed, Quinton Creed, Jr. and Douglas Gantt, II; one great-grand-child, Quiana “Sweet Pea” Creed. James also leaves four siblings: Janie (Robert deceased) Foulks, Minnie (Clarence deceased) Brown, John (Montez) Creed and Frances (Alvin) Staley, brother-in-law Harden (Mary) Kelly and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, neighbors and friends.