Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 2, 2012 1:02 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Richard Winston Greer, 80, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his residence.

Born Nov. 23, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Charles and Mabel Elizabeth (Prettyman) Greer. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War and worked for the Newark Air Force Base as a civilian retiring after 30 years of service as a technician. He was very mechanically inclined and loved to work on his cars, computers and anything that was technological. He was also involved with Food for Children and would volunteer with his son, Rick, when he was visiting him in New Hampshire. Very independent and young at heart — he always lived life to the fullest and enjoyed playing volleyball, badminton and Cornhole, but his greatest enjoyment were his grandchildren whom he dearly loved.

He is survived by three sons, Samuel Greer, Richard “Ricky” (Annette) Greer and Paul (Cindy) Greer; grandchildren, Heather (Kevin) Greer Klein, Dillon Greer, Nicholas Greer, Jenna Greer, Nathan Greer, Brian Burchfield and Chris Burchfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty June (Webb) Greer, on June 7, 1980; and a brother, Hallard Greer.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario, conducted by Pastor Michael Workman. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park, where full military services will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Friends may call prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Food for Children, Manchester, N.H. at

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