Posted: Mon 1:17 PM, Jan 20, 2014
May 5, 1927 - January 10, 2014
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather joined hands with our Lord and Savior on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm.
A time for family to receive friends will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan. Services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Hillier Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greer Family Cemetery near Hilltop Lakes.
Skeet was born to F.W. Greer, Sr. and Irma Streater Greer on May 5, 1927. He was one of eight children raised on the family ranch above Hilltop Lakes in Normangee, TX.
He graduated from Normangee High School and enlisted into the Merchant Marines at only 17 years of age. He served for 2 years. In 1946 “Skeet” moved to Bryan and went to work at Texas A&M University.
In 1948 he married Evelyn Hawks of Bryan. “Skeet” and two friends built their first drilling rig and began drilling water wells in Brazos County as well as several surrounding counties during their off time. Later the business grew and became full time.
“Skeet” was an outdoorsman in every sense of the word. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a devoted member of Central Church of Christ in Bryan for 55 years.
“Skeet” is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Rex and Streater Greer and one sister Virginia Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Evelyn Hawks Greer, his son Gary Greer and Connie Coberly, daughter Jan Thiebaud and husband Gary. He has 3 grandchildren, Dusty Flores and husband Ruben, Clint Andrews and wife Tami, Jake Conrad and wife Casi; 3 great grandchildren, Chasyn and Westyn Andrews and Patrick Gallagher; brothers, Asel Greer and wife Mary, Gene Greer and wife Naomi, Sonny Greer and wife Billie Lou; sister, Ann and husband OE Smith and sister-in-law Nelda Greer.
Furman Wilson “Skeet” Greer Jr., will be missed by his family and all who knew him as the man he was and always will be in our hearts.
“We love you Dad.”
The family would like to extend their gratitude to all who worked with “Skeet” in Unit 2 at St. Joseph’s Manor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brazos Valley Hospice.
You may share memories of “Skeet” on his tribute wall at www.hillierfuneralhome.com.