1927 – 2014

TURNER — Hector “Jess” L. Creamer Jr., 86, of Turner, passed away Saturday night, May 10, at his home with his family by his side, following a long illness.

He was born in Auburn on Sept. 29, 1927, the son of the late Hector and Ruby (Campbell) Creamer Sr. He grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools, graduating from Edward Little High School, Class of 1948. On Jan. 5, 1957, he married Merlene Pease and they started a family together.

Hector was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and Air Force, proudly serving his country in both World War II and the Vietnam conflict. Hector worked as an electronics technician for over 34 years, both for the Air Force and the U.S. government. Hector was also a former member of the Ham Radio Operator Club.

He enjoyed flying and being a pilot. He took great pride in the fact that he built his own ultralight plane and would regularly fly it. Hector loved fishing, hunting and boating. He was very active with his son and grandchildren, and his love for his dog, Oliver, was very strong.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Merlene Creamer, of Turner; his son, Hector L. Creamer III and his wife, Bonnie, of Ayer, Mass.; as well as his grandchildren, Kayla Creamer of Ayer, Mass., and Christopher Creamer (USMC) and his wife, Caitlyn, of Virginia Beach, Va. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Parks.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Hector through his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Guest Book