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Funeral set for Poultry Science professor

Published: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2012 20:08

Beloved and respected professor of poultry science professor, Clarence Richard Creger Jr., died Saturday. A longtime professor who also served as head of the Department of Poultry and deputy chancellor for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Creger excelled in teaching, research and administration.

Following a career in the U.S. Army and Army reserves, Creger retired as a colonel and earned a degree in nutrition from Kansas State University. Creger’s time at A&M began in 1958 as a graduate student and continued for more than 50 years. Widely recognized throughout the agriculture industry, he made numerous contributions to his field, publishing more than 190 journal articles.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Creger will be buried in Weir, Kansas, Friday.

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