John William “Bill” Greer, Jr., age 81, of Glenwood, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 1, 2018. Born on August 13, 1937, in McDowell County, Bill was a son of John W. Greer, Sr. and Edith Barnes Greer.
A 1955 graduate of Glenwood High School, Bill had been a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church for many years where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. He was an avid bowler for many years and was a fan of the Tar Heels ball teams and a baseball fan of the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. Bill retired from Etta Packaging Company and had previously worked as a heavy equipment operator in highway construction.
Bill was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his son, Travis Greer and a brother, Ray Greer.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pat Bartlett Greer; one son, Marvin Q. Greer and wife, Patsy of Glenwood; one granddaughter, Natasha Greer McCormick and husband, Alex; one great granddaughter, Sierra McCormick, all of Glenwood. Bill is also survived by one brother, Robert Glen Greer and wife, Judy of Commerce, Georgia; one sister, Judy Kuykendall and husband, Bud of Glenwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Jonathan Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Greer’s memory are asked to consider, Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 109 Chapel Hill Church Loop, Marion, North Carolina 28752.
Chapel Hill Baptist Church
109 Chapel Hill Church Loop, Marion NC 28752