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James F. Greer


James F. Greer, age 89, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nannie Belle Greer; parents, Spence and Lillian Greer; two sisters and one brother.

James was one of one. He loved his family and made a friend easily. James would do anything for you – especially if you called him Papaw. If he wasn't restoring a bicycle or car, he would be found working in the garden or in the saw mill. He loved to stay busy working, or striking up a conversation. James was a jack of all trades, and a master of most. It's comforting to know he's hand in hand with his Nannie Belle, and talking to Jesus in Heaven.

James is survived by his daughters, Mary Alice Cregger and husband, Mike, Diane Anderson and husband, Jimmy, and Brenda Greer; son, Jerry Greer and wife, Shelia, all of Chilhowie, Va.; brother, Hunter Greer of Chilhowie, Va.; seven grandchildren, Chris Cregger, Christy Armstrong, Jessica Turner, Sara Anderson, Jason Greer, Brianne McCormick, and Ashley Clay; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special nephew, Louis Blevins of Wilkesboro, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate James' life.

To share memories of James F. Greer, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for James' Family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Mary Alice & family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you for comfort during theses difficult times. Tom & Lenora Brown

tom.brown438@comcast.net Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the death of your father. Sending hugs and prayers.

Pat Sturgill and family Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Greer

Pat Sturgill and family Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear of James passing growing up on Saint Clairs Creek he was always a dear friend Tommy and Sue Gentry.

Tommy and Sue Gentry Mar 28 2020 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you comfort as only he can. Dianne and Jimmy and family, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers

Helen and Glen Vernon Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Greer

Helen and Glen Vernon Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Alice, Diane, Jerry, Brenda and all the family, We are so sorry about the loss of your father. May God surround you with love, strength, and peace in the days ahead Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. David and Connie Wyatt and family

davandconnie@hotmail.com Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Greer

davandconnie@hotmail.com Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

Im so very sorry for him having to go. I know the pain it brings. Mary Alice, I love you, thinking of you at this sad time. I love that hes hand in hand with your momma , the joy they must have. I cant even imagine the peace and happiness he has in heaven now! Prayers for you and your whole family.

Connie Harris Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

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