Stanley “Digger” Philip Creamer, obituary

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 5:00pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Stanley “Digger” Philip Creamer passed away September 10, 2023.

Stanley was born May 27, 1945, in Damariscotta, Maine to Philip and Frances Creamer. He attended Waldoboro schools and graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1964.

As a young child, he loved spending time at his grandparents’ home in Damariscotta. He would sit and watch the trains go by and thus he started his lifelong love of trains. He shared this love with his grandchildren. Prior to enlisting Stanley traveled with the carnival running the Ferris Wheel. He also drove a truck delivering steel until health forced his retirement.

He married Linda Sheen on October 24, 1964, and together they started their married life that lasted 56 years until her death in 2020.

He entered the US Army in 1968 and served until 1971. Together they traveled the US, they settled in Wallingford for many years before moving to Rochester, New Hampshire to be closer to “the kids.” When health started failing, he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He was predeceased by his wife, Linda, and his parents. He is survived by his girls: Angela and her husband Timothy Robinson of Friendship, Maine, and Karen and her husband Kurt Amos of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

He is survived by his grandchildren: Savannah, Erika, Ryan, Scotty, Mercy, and Jared.

His great-grandchildren: Indy, Rosie, Emma, Madi, Lacey, Nolan, and Callie.

As well as his brother, George Creamer of New Haven, Connecticut.

His family will honor him privately with interment at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.