'Shine forth the legacy'; The memory of the 'Creamer buck' lives on
FERRIS - Friends and family gathered to celebrate the life and to “shine forth the legacy” of 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher Edward V. Creamer Jr. at the Ferris Intermediate School Saturday, April 23.
“I have been a sub with the school for nine years,” said Erskin Anavitarte, also a associate youth pastor at Ferris Baptist Fellowship.
“I had no idea what a commodity these ‘Creamer Bucks’ were. There was actually a conspiracy ring going around trying to counterfeit them.”
The infamous “Creamer Buck” was produced to give students pay for working on their student newspaper or other work, where eventually, at the end of six weeks, there would be an auction held where students could bid on items using their earned “Creamer Bucks.”
“Due to the fact it’s Easter weekend some were out of town but expressed their condolences to the family,” said Anavitarte.
Creamer, a teacher at Ferris Independent School District for 25 years, was known to many faculty as a “Free Spirit” and would describe his relationship between a student and child as “magical.”
Reflections of local cartoonist and all around loving teacher, friend, husband and father:
“What I learned from teaching, I learned from Ed Creamer,” said fellow 6th grade teacher Mrs. Gregory.
“He was my true love of almost 30 years, Katie,[his daughter] was his life ,”said his wife, Barbara.
“As much as my dad loved being a father and husband, he loved being a teacher and loved this town,” said his daughter, Katie in tears.
“If you didn’t like Ed Creamer, you didn’t like people,” said Anavitarte.
Creamer is survived by his wife, daughter and granddaughter Presley.