Paul Creager, 81

Paul Eugene Creager, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 4, 1932 in Columbia City, he was the son of James R. and Effie L. (Garvin) Creager.He grew up attending Oak Grove United Methodist Church and graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1950. Paul was a Korean War Army Veteran. On Feb. 14, 1959, he married Sharon Ann Smith at Saturn Christian Church. They lived in Columbia City until 1977 then move to Woodburn for three years before moving to the New Haven area in 1980. Paul worked for Weatherhead in Columbia City, in the early 1950s and from 1956-1966 for Lancaster Plumbing Heating and Well Drilling in South Whitley. He worked 27 and a half years for B. F. Goodrich in Woodburn and then Fort Wayne Auto Auction for 10 years.Survivors include his daughters, Marilyn Landis and Ann (Jim) Whitaker, both of Fort Wayne; son, Russell Creager of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon Creager; and brother, James Creager.Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. James Clifford officiating. Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Creager’s memory to Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice. Visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.