North Santa Rosa

Berlon “Doc” McCreless

Berlon “Doc” McCreless, age 92, passed away on April 4, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1923 to his parents, James and Dovie McCreless. Berlon proudly served his country in World War II as a PFC in the US Army. Upon returning from the war, he married and began farming family land in Hollandtown. He worked long, hard hours determined to pay off the land loans and make his family a living, which he achieved. Berlon also worked at Monsanto, in the spinning division for over 20 years before retiring. After his wife passed in 2011, he moved to Jay at The Terrace. He loved living there and being around people. Two people were extra special to him: Nell Cooper, who he could tell all of his secrets to and employee, Melinda Davis who looked after him and spoiled him, as if, he was her own father.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vida “June” McCreless; his son, Kenny McCreless; grandson, Billy Shehane and sister, Lillian McCreless.
Berlon is survived by his three children, daughters Susan (Rick) Evanchyk, Vickie (Lawson) Baxley and son, Greg (Melinda) McCreless; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his friends at The Terrace who had become his family over the last four years while residing there.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016. At 3:00 pm with Brother Ronnie Bearden officiating. Burial will follow at Jay Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Clint Baxley, Keith Cone, Bruce Holland, Randy Holland, Keith Jones, and Michael Sutler. Honorary pallbearers will be residents and employees of The Terrace. The family would like to thank The Terrace at Ivey Acres for the special attention and care given to their father while residing there for the last four years. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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