Ryan Michael Creason, 49 of Nixa, passed away on January 2, 2023, after a 16-month battle with cancer.

While still in high school, Ryan was an avid athlete and joined the Army where he acquired the skills of a helicopter mechanic, which would be the foundation of his career. In 1996, Ryan met Tammi, sharing a great love story for 26 years. Ryan loved his job where he served as an aviation mechanic for more than 22 years at the MO AVCRAD.

Ryan leaves four amazing children; Tielyr (and Dana) of Albuquerque, NM, Kaleb of Raytown, MO, and Shelby and Kaylee who are still in their home in Nixa, MO.

He is survived by Tammi and his 4 kids, his mother Leigh Ann, father Mike Moore, his brother Mac (Taylor) Moore, his sister Amy (Johnny) Zachariah, his brother Jake Creason, and grandbaby, Everly. He leaves behind his huge village that included his in-laws, Doug and Rosalynn Handley, Dave and Carri Eisenhauer, Mark and Laura Wells, Bryan and Stacia Anderson, 12 nieces and 1 nephew, Preston Creason and a multitude of other cousins, aunts, and uncles that he considered both family as well as friends.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East on January 20, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with services at 1:00pm.

Interment at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery will follow at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a memorial Venmo fund that will be used to assist kids with camp scholarships, sports activity fees, or similar opportunities to bless kids in living life and creating memories.  https://venmo.com/u/Ryan-Creason-3