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Mr. Ronnie B. Greer, age 77, of 1331 Doe Creek Road, Butler, Tennessee and formally of Athens, Tennessee, passed away at the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, NC on Saturday, March 23, 2013 following a brief illness. Ronnie was born on May 24, 1935, to the late Art Greer and Hollie Belle Snyder Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: J.D. Greer, Gene Greer, Dean Greer, and Ray Greer and four sisters: Arzella Johnson, Ancil Mahala, and twin infant sisters. Mr. Greer attended the Billss Creek Baptist Church and was a United States Army Veteran having served during Korea. His hobbies included playing Rook, gardening, bird watching, and just the outdoors in general.
Ronnie is survived by two daughters: Janet Greer, of Fleetwood, NC and Linda M. Greer, of Athens, TN; former wife and mother of his children, Linda Gay Greer of Fleetwood, NC; two sisters, Reba Salmons of Mountain City, TN and Louella Dowell of Mountain City, TN; special niece, Sandra Osborne Tanner, of Elizabethton, TN; many other nieces and nephews also survive; special friends: Lloyd Hasty of Woodlawn, NC and Charlotte McDaniel of Marion NC.
Funeral services for Ronnie B. Greer were conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, with Rev. Frank Woods officiating. Music was provided by Larry and Brenda Barry. Family received friends from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Military graveside service and burial were conducted Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. from the Sunset Memorial Park accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
Active pallbearers were his nephews. Honorary pallbearers: Joe Osborne, Buck Salmons, Steve Osborne, and David Rudd.
At other times friends may call at the residence of a sister, Reba Salmons, 518 East Main Street, Mountain City at anytime.
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As requested by the family of Ronnie B. Greer his arrangements are in the care of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, Tennessee.