Hubert Howard Creech, 80, of Umatilla, FL passed away peacefully on April 5th, 2018 surrounded by his family. Howard was born in Coffee County, AL on August 2nd, 1937, relocating to Umatilla in 1955. He enjoyed a lifetime career in the Florida citrus industry, the majority of which being 38 years for the Umatilla firm; Golden Gem Growers. Howard was an avid wood worker and outdoorsman in his spare time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Betty Jewell Creech; Son: Timothy (Rhonda) Creech of Umatilla; Daughters: Lisa (Steven) Neuman of Lake Wales, Amy (John) Richmond of Umatilla; Seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 14th at 11 a.m. at Altoona Baptist Church, with Chris Merrill officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall for lunch directly following the service.