Jack Greer, 79, passed away June 21, 2013 at his home in El Dorado, surrounded by loving family. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kirby Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in El Dorado. Private graveside service will follow.
Jack was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Pulaski County, Mo., to George Greer and Ora (Roderick) Cook.
Jack spent his first 14 years in Crocker before moving to El Dorado. He started his career at the young age of 16 as an apprentice Asbestos Insulator for Local Union 15 and became an official member on Aug. 16, 1951. In 1972 he purchased a sandblasting company and renamed it Greers Sandblasting and Protective Coating. He and his crew which included his sons and son-in- law also constructed Butler Buildings throughout the state of Kansas. He also opened in 2004 and owned Jax’s Tavern in El Dorado.
Jack was married to Patricia (Zieman) Hathaway on Jan. 14, 1966 in El Dorado, uniting two families. He is survived by his wife, whom he lovingly called Boney, seven daughters, four sons, 28 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and one sister. His daughters include Carole Sanders, Jackie (Ed) Brooks, Maria (Bryan) Wilson, Valerie Gomez, Lorena Hathaway, Gail Warren and Carla (Jay) Buckner. Sons include Stephen Greer, Wayne (Therese) Hathaway, George Greer, Greg (Kim) Greer and his sister Darlene (David) Turner.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his 12-year-old son, Roderick Greer; his sisters, Betty Grigsby and Rita Johnson; and brothers, Bob Greer and Fred Greer.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Hospice. Memorials may be left at Kirby Morris Funeral Home. To send condolences go to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.