Obit of the Day: The World’s Oldest Clown
In 2012 Guinness World Records honored Floyd “Creeky” Creekmore as the “World’s Oldest Performing Clown,” when he was 95 years old.
Mr. Creekmore began clowning after retiring from ranching and homebuilding in the 1980s. He worked mainly with the Shriners, performing for children in circuses and other events.
He retired later in 2012 after the death of his wife Betty, to whom he was married for 74 years.
Creeky the Clown, who was named “Clown of the Year” in 1993 by the International Shriner Clown Association, died on September 27, 2014 at the age of 97.
Sources: Billings (MT) Gazette and Newsday
(Image of Floyd “Creeky” Creekmore puts on his makeup on March 29, 2012, before a visit with children at a circus in Billings. Copyright of the Associated Press and courtesy of Billings Gazette.)