Mr. Creed Messer age 83 of Louisville, Ky departed this life on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in the University of Louisville. He was born on May 12, 1937 in Knox County the son of Ellis Messer and Nancy (Hammons) Messer. On August 7, 1960 he united in marriage with Virginia Cook and to this union two children were born.
Mr. Messer was a member of the Brookview Baptist Church where he also served as deacon. After leaving Knox County in search of work, he settled in Louisville working for Gamble Bros. which was later called International Paper and worked there for forty-two years while raising his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Nancy Messer, three brothers, Crit, Bob and Tip Messer and three sisters, Mittie Alice Messer, Joycelene Farris and Linda Mills.
Left behind to mourn his passing, his wife of sixty-one years, Virginia Messer of Louisville, his daughter, Rhonda and husband Mark of Louisville and his son, David Messer and wife Cheryl of Rockhold, four grandchildren, Deuce Towe and wife Crystal of Lexington, Kelly Byrd, Jennifer Byrd and Michael Lucas all of Louisville, three brothers, Larry Messer and wife Marsha of Walker Park Rd, Floyd Messer and wife Jewel of Girdler and Alvin Messer and wife Lois of Girdler, one sister, Ona Mae Taylor of Cannon, brothers and sisters in law, John Farris of Cannon, Clifford Mills of Cannon, Patty Johnson of Indiana, Mary Smith of Bowling Green and Ronnie Cook of Russell Springs. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Messer will be conducted in the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Hendrickson and Rev. Sylvester Dunn officiating. Pallbearers will be, William Messer, Mark Lucas, Chris Gray, Willard Mills, Michael Lucas, Jim Mills and Ronnie Mills. He will be laid to rest in the Callebs Creek Cemetery at Hinkle. Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home will be in charge of all arrangements.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m.
To the family of Mr. Messer, the staff of the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.
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