Gerald J. Greer, age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away May 25, 2014 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.
He was born December 1, 1930 in Darke County, OH, a son of the late Perry & Laura (Shafer) Greer.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Arthur, Chester, Robert, Everett, Sam and Charles Greer; and 3 sisters, Thelma Greer, Mabel Schneider and Mary Duvall.
Gerald was a member of the Greenville Eagles, Greenville American Legion and was active with the Greenville Color Guard. He was an avid sports fan but especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports for Ansonia and Tri Village schools.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Mary (Crawford) Greer, whom he married May 8, 1955; 2 children, Candy (Jeff) Stump of Ansonia, OH, and Ginger (Kelly) Thomas of New Madison, OH; 5 grandchildren, Jay (Cheryl Harleman) Schricker, Darcy (Shane) Buckingham, Tyler (Jody) Stump, Tara (Nathan) Ford and Kylie (Jeremy Doolin) Thomas; 9 great grandchildren, Holden Long, Kiersten Schricker, Clay, Nick, Hunter and Madyson Buckingham, Brooke and Andrew Stachler and Dylan Stump; 1 great-great grandchild, Kayden Buckingham and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 – 7PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, Ronald McDonald House or the Greenville Honor Guard.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com