Neil M. Greer passed away peacefully after an extended illness at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 81.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a son of the late John Dewey Greer and Carrie Lyda Greer, and was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert E. Greer.
Neil retired from the Ecusta Corporation and home building. He was a past president of the West Henderson High School Boosters Club, the Etowah Lions Club and the Etowah Honey Comb Hunting Club. His favorite things were deer hunting, North Carolina basketball, West Henderson High School athletics and his dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Banks Greer; daughter, Rhonda Hollifield (Glenn); son Phil Greer (Denise); step-son Rick Carland (Heather); step-daughter Kim Short (Daniel); grandchildren, Tyler Greer (Annie), Jordan Greer, Alex Carland, Ricky Carland, Talea Short, Amber Short; great-granddaughter, Emma Greer; and two sisters Myrtle Pruitt and Janice Sumner (Earl).
His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Anthony Craver officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s memory may be directed to Upward Christian Church, 991 Upward Road Flat Rock, NC 28731.