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Dick Cremeens

January 2, 1926 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 91)

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J.E. “Dick” Cremeens, 91, of the Mercerville community, passed away, at 4:05 pm, on Friday, June 9, 2017. Born January 2, 1926, to the late Rev. Jennings and Verde Swain Cremeens. He was a Mercerville High School graduate. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II where he served aboard the USS Enterprise. He also served on the Gallia County Local School Board of Education for a number of years, and he also was elected to serve as a Gallia County Commissioner for four years.   He was a lifelong farmer and also worked for the Gallia County Job and Family Service for several years as well.

Through all of Dad’s hard work as a farmer he never failed to support the “Hannan Trace Wildcats’ whom he dearly loved and also was the “Wildcats” football announcer in the press box for many, many years.

He is survived by his son, Terry (Brenda) Cremeens, of Gallipolis, a daughter-in-law, Sharon Cremeens, of Crown City, four grandchildren, Bradley (Tanya) Cremeens, Brett (Julie) Cremeens, Trent (Angela DeGarmo) Cremeens, Shi (Cory Haner) Cremeens, great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Noah, Chanee, Gracyn, Bayler, and Judah. A sister-in-law, Peggy Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by his wife, Melba Darlene Myers Cremeens on December 31, 2000, a son, Larry Cremeens, two brothers, Judson Cremeens and Junior Cremeens, and a sister, Juanita Workman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Pastor Dean Warner will officiate and interment will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Gallia County Funeral Detail Team. Active casketbearers are Bradley Cremeens, Brett Cremeens, Trent Cremeens, Mike Beaver, Rusty Williams, and Randy Williams, honorary casketbearers are Noah and Judah Cremeens. Friends may call on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Dick’s memory to the South Gallia Boosters Club, at the Ohio Valley Bank. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

 Service Information

June 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis
75 Grape St.
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Funeral Service
June 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis
75 Grape St.
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

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