James Greer

Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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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.


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