Thomas Claiborne Creasy, Jr. died peacefully after a brief illness on December 26th 2018, in New York City. He was 85 years old.
Born on January 12, 1933 in Gretna, Virginia, Tom was the son of Helen Nuttall and Thomas Claiborne Creasy. He graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia where he was awarded the Adair Archer Memorial Medal. As a Morehead Scholar, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he was Student Body President, graduating in 1955. In 1958, he graduated from UNC Law School with honors as an Associate Editor of the Law Review.
Upon graduation from Law School, Tom and family moved to Charlotte, NC where he became a partner in the law firm of Miller, Creasy, Johnston & Allison. He enjoyed serving on numerous civic and community boards. His love of music and particularly Jazz inspired him to chair the 1968 Jazz Festival in the Charlotte Bicentennial Celebration. In 1970, his devotion to education found him joining other parents in the area to create Charlotte Latin School.
In 1976, Tom moved to New York City where he became a member of the Fordham University Law faculty and launched a career in legal and educational consulting, eventually becoming President of the Long Island Business Institute.
Tom was known not only for his bright mind, but also for his quick wit. He never met a stranger and never forgot a name.
He is survived by his children Thomas C. Creasy III (Suzanne), Margaret Williams Creasy, B. Grimes W. Creasy (Martha) and grandchildren Mary Alice, Tom, Jack, Grimes, Mead and Claiborne Creasy.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the care Tom received from Matthew Milford and Christine Crowley.