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Outdoor advertising company executive

James Pearlie Creel, American Outdoor advertising company executive. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, Myrtle Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1977; named to Order of the Palmetto, State of South Carolina., 1981.

Background

Creel, James Pearlie was born on March 6, 1939 in Conway, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Pearlie and Hazel Laura (McKenzie) Creel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, Clemson University, 1961.

Career

Management trainee, Shell Oil Corporation, 1961; vice president, general manager, Tyson & Company Advertising, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina., 1961-1978; president, Creel Outdoor Advertising, Myrtle Beach, since 1978; president, Tower Advertising, Florence, South Carolina., since 1984; chairman, Pioneer Outdoor Advertising, Fort Dodge, Iowa., since 1986. President Caravelle Resort Properties, since 1987. Chairman, board directors First Fed.Savs. and Loan, Myrtle Beach.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Every Christian should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.

Membership

Active United Way of Horry County, Myrtle Beach, 1973-1979. Member Myrtle Beach Planning and Zoning Commission. Chairman development board State of South Carolina, Columbia, since 1982.

Chairman Governor's Committee on Highway Safety, Columbia, 1980-1981. Served with United States Army, 1961-1963. Member South Carolina Outdoor Advertising Association (president 1970-1973), Outdoor Advertising Association American (chairman 1980-1985), Institute Outdoor Advertising (chairman 1985-1987).

Lodges: Rotary (president Myrtle Beach club 1980), Kiwanis (board directors Myrtle Beach club 1965, 69).

Connections

Married Carolyn Willis, August 8, 1959. Children: James Pearlie Junior, Carolyn Alicia.

father:
John Pearlie Creel

mother:
Hazel Laura (McKenzie) Creel

spouse:
Carolyn Willis

child:
Carolyn Alicia Creel

child:
James Pearlie Junior Creel