At the age of 63, Robert E. Creagh, Jr. of Lansing, Michigan passed away on September 8, 2023, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1960, to Mary V. Coats Creagh and Robert E. Creagh, Sr. During his early years, Robert displayed great athletic skill and an extraordinary sense of musical ability. He was a star player on the wrestling team at Gardner Junior High School and enjoyed playing the bass guitar with his band. On many occasions, he could be found strumming his guitar with his brother Donnie on the drums and his sisters dancing in the basement of their mother’s home.
Robert became a successful businessman, restaurateur, real-estate developer, stockbroker, and community mentor. Some of his notable accomplishments include South Washington Sandwich Shop, Total Chicken, Rent-A-Ride, Autos Unlimited, Munchies, Waverly Southside Corridor, retail plaza and tower.
People from all walks of life looked to him because he was proof that anything could be achieved through hard work and a relentless belief in oneself. He started with nothing and progressed to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the city of Lansing. Robert will forever be remembered for his candid and straightforward demeanor, his positive outlook on life, and his unwavering determination and persistence in achieving his goals.
Robert is survived by his two sons, Dustin and Jordan Creagh, his grandson Dustin Creagh Jr., five siblings, Don Coats a.k.a. Peeny Creagh, Tiffany Diane Creagh-Lee, Jennifer Creagh, Tammy Creagh-Brown, and Pamara Creagh-Childress, as well as a host of family and friends.
His generosity knew no bounds with his wisdom as a guiding light to many. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled. Let us honor his legacy and extend a hand to those in need, just as he did.
Rest in peace my father, grandpa, brother, uncle, nephew, and loyal friend.
The homegoing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Friendship House of Prayer Baptist Church, 4301 S. Waverly Road Lansing, MI 48911. Family hour will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery Lansing, Michigan. Robert will lie in state from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com