Donald Otis Greer | 1939-2014

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Donald Otis Greer

Donald Otis Greer, 75, of Decatur, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Malki Ary, Mark Ary, John Paul Ary, Jordan Harkins, Jeff Pinkerton and Wayne Broach.

Donald was born April 14, 1939, in Crosbyton to Bill and Laverne (Steddley) Greer. He married Margarett Averitt April 29, 1964, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a 20-year veteran of the United States Army and proudly served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 10374, where he served as commander for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margarett Greer of Decatur; daughter Tammy Singleton of Newark; sons Quinn Greer and wife, Rhonda, of Alvord, and Lynn Greer and wife, Kim, of Decatur; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Mattie Sermons, Bobby Greer, Beverly Jernigan, Jenny Mullane, Raymond Greer, Rickey Greer, Wesley Greer, Debra Fite and Betty Doyle; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jackie Greer, Pat Greer and Thomas Greer; an infant sister, Judy Greer; and lifelong friend John Calvin Webb.

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