Burl Lee Creech was born on January 8, 1920 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He was the son of John B. Creech and LeAnna May Creech. Burl served in the 8th Army Air Force as a First Lieutenant during World War II. He died on March 4, 1944, at the age of 24, in Northern Ireland was buried first in the Lisnabreeny Former American Military Cemetery in England. The cemetery closed in 1948 and his remains were exhumed and transferred. He is buried now in the West Lawn Cemetery, Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA.