James Greer

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
James Edward Greer, 60, of Rock Island, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be an hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
James was born in Holly Springs, Miss., on April 6, 1953, a son of Joe and Luether Wilkins Greer.
He worked for the ARC of the Quad Cities for many years.
James enjoyed looking at books, eating, music and cowboys and westerns. He really loved everyone in his family.
Survivors include his mother, Luether Gray, Rock Island; brothers and sisters, Joe Greer Jr., Memphis, Tenn., Joann Harden, Memphis, Tenn., Ike (Dorothy) Greer, Davenport, Johnny Gray, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Orlando Gray, Texas, Adrian Rogers, Springfield, Mo., Jacqueline House, Decatur, Ill., Mary Marie Gray, Rock Island, Shirley (Louis) Rush, Davenport, and Othea (Richard) Validiaz, Decatur, Ill.; God-brother, Melvin Dickerson, Rock Island; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Ralph L. Gray; sisters, Suzie B. Gray and Sarah Francis; and brother-in-law, Richard House.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

(More History)