Born in Watauga County April 2, 1937, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Willie Greer. Bill was a retired Sergeant First Class, having served in the US Army for 20 years. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After his military service, Bill returned to Boone where he worked in tractor sales and service for Quality Ford Tractor and Boone Kubota. He was a member of Laurel Springs Baptist church and attended Meat Camp Baptist Church. Bill had a smile for everyone he ever met; those smiles and his kindness will be with us forever.
Surviving are: his wife, Peggy Miller Beck Greer; one son, Tony Greer and wife, Debbie, of Mountain City, TN; three grandsons, Erik Greer and wife, Rachel, of Mobile, AL, Patrick and Logan Greer of Reno, NV; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Allison Greer of Mobile, AL; three sisters, Louise Moretz of Boone, Joyce Carlton and husband, Grady, of Fleetwood, and Betty Wood and husband, Leroy, of Boone; three brothers, Nelson Greer and wife, Teresa, of Vilas, Troy Greer and wife, Elaine, of Boone, and Loye Greer and wife, Peggy, of Boone; one sister-in-law, Janelle Yates and husband, Harry, of Aho; one brother-in-law, Ron Miller of West Jefferson; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers-in-law, J. C. Moretz and Paul L. Miller, and a sister-in-law, Colleen R. Miller.
Memorial services for Sgt. First Class Retired Bill Greer will be conducted Saturday at noon at Meat Camp Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Mike Townsend and Mr. Tim Moretz. Graveside services with military honors will follow in the Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday morning prior to the service from 10 a.m. until noon at Meat Camp Baptist Church.
The family respectfully requests no food. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meat Camp Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Barry Greene, 527 Jack Hayes Road, Boone, NC 28607, or to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, c/o Glenda Hodges, 810 Parkcrest Drive, Boone, NC 28607, or to the American Lung Association, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Special thanks to Bill’s many friends during his years at Boone Kubota, the staff at Appalachian Regional Medical Center and Bristol Medical Center for their relentless care and kindness over the past weeks, and to Pastor Mike Townsend and wife, Sandy, and his church family at Meat Camp Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the Greer family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Greer family.