Skip to content

Obituary - Howard Creed




Howard C. Creed, 83, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away September 19, 2017. He was born July 29, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated Sr. High School in 1952.

He served in the Army where he learned his lifetime trade of horse shoeing, which he did for 57 years. Howard showed walking and gaited horses for over 20 years.

Howard is preceded in death by his parents: Pearl and Harvey Creed. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; brother: Leon Creed; daughter: Teresa (Don) Jarvis; granddaughter: Monica (Eric) Fawcett; grandson: Tom (Kelsey Tennison) Myers; step grandchildren: Erin, Heather, and Chris Jarvis; and great-grandchildren: Finley, Landon, and Amelia Fawcett; along with many other family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 West Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, Missouri.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Phoenix Hospice and the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. – DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, Missouri.  

More Stories

  • Double Duty: For Watts men, it’s game on … times two

    A typical work day for both Dale and Josh Watts of Summit, Mississippi is nothing but typical. In its most basic form, it’s long. Oftentimes, it requires a full-court press … but neither Dale or Josh would have it any other way.  Read More
  • Youth Spotlight: Landon Coffey

    The following Q&A took place between Landon Coffee and Walking Horse Report editorial director Sadie Fowler... Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with Emma Wright

    In the interview that follows, Emma Wright shares her thoughts following her World Championship acclaim with Extra Special Jose in the Youth 11 & Under Mare class for the second year in a row. Read More
  • Latest Issue 8 23 19

    Read More
  • Rowdy crowd really turns up the heat Friday morning

    Twelve classes showed in front Celebration spectators Friday morning, Aug. 23 and entertained a lively group of spectators. In fact, the heat inside the Calsonic Arena was hotter than it had been so far this week with a hearty group of fans cheering loudly class after class. Half of the morning’s classes were dedicated to the youth riders of the industry... Read More
  • Live action art … PHOTO OPS ENCOURAGED!

    There’s a new addition to this year’s Celebration grounds and anyone who likes taking photos or loves social media needs to check it out! The exciting new feature can be found hanging on the big brick wall outside the Celebration office and folks won’t miss it as they walk by, thanks to the eye-catching piece of art made by Crystal O’Neal, owner of Paint with Pizazz in Shelbyville, Tennessee... Read More
  • Youth Spotlight: Harper Grider

    The following Q&A took place between Walking Horse Report editorial director Sadie Fowler and Harper Grider, daughter of Brent and Courtney Grider of Columbia, Kentucky... Read More
  • Highlights on ReporTV

    See highlights from the 81st annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration on ReporTV! Read More
  • Youth Spotlight: Ashtyn Claire Brown

    The following Q&A took place between Walking Horse Report Editorial Director Sadie Fowler and Ashtyn Claire Brown, daughter of Carla and Barrow Brown of Culleoka, Tennessee... Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with Jennifer Barr

    In the interview that follows, Jennifer Barr shares her thoughts on the new additions to the TWHBEA National Futurity...  Read More