Goochland County is honoring the memory and service of District 3 Supervisor Ned S. Creasey, who passed away on March 10.
Mr. Creasey had begun his 11th year of service as District 3’s supervisor. He was the Board of Supervisors’ longest-serving active member and recently completed his second term as the boards’ chairman in 2017.
appreciation for Mr. Creasey’s service, County Administrator John A. Budesky, ordered
the Goochland flag to remain at half-staff in his honor at all county
facilities through sunrise on Monday, March 19.
is with a heavy heart that I share with you that last evening Mr. Creasey
passed away,” Budesky said in an email to county employees. “He was a true champion for the Goochland
community and our organization. His
efforts have contributed to the betterment of every area he has touched and
will leave a lasting legacy on us all.”
Creasey was widely respected for his steady guidance, deep concern for public
safety and unwavering commitment to his core beliefs,” said Board of
Supervisors Chairman Ken Peterson. “His
strong leadership as a member of the Goochland Board of Supervisors helped
fundamentally transform the county, as he would say, "polish the gem that
Creasey was born in Maryland, raised in Illinois and a veteran of the U.S. Navy,
who moved to central Virginia in 1971. He
was a loyal and supportive member of Goochland American Legion Post 215.
Creasey served for over thirty years as a volunteer member of Goochland County
Fire-Rescue earning the status of volunteer life member. For fourteen of those years, he served as
Fire-Rescue Company 5’s representative to the Volunteer Fire-Rescue Board of
joined the Board of Supervisors in January 2008 and was reelected in 2011 and
2015. Mr. Creasey’s resume includes two
appointments as chairman and two as vice chairman of Goochland’s board. He was recognized as being instrumental in numerous
county projects that came to fruition over the past ten years including the
County’s new Emergency Communication Center/Emergency Operations Center and the
all-encompassing project replacing and upgrading the County’s Public Safety
will forever be remembered for his relentless passion, service, and dedication
to Goochland County. He is survived by
his wife, Diana; sons Scott, Shawn, and Steven; daughters Tonia and Teresa; and
many grandchildren and great grandchildren.