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John Holland Greer

John Holland Greer, born November 19, 1950, passed away April 16, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.

John is survived by his wife Melba; sons, Christopher (Sarah) and Matthew (Megan) Greer; grandchildren, Thomas Greer and Kennedy Greer-Bos.  He is fondly known as Papaw to Grace and Haddon Jenkins.

Through John’s marriage to Melba he acquired five step children:  Steve (deceased) married to Judy; Karen Hopkins (Russell); Lynn Jenkins (Sharon); Kelly Jenkins and Dwight Jenkins (Lee Ann).  Survivors also include four additional step grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren.

Survivors also include sister Leah Rabinowitz; brother Steve (Inger) Greer; sister-in-law Pamela (Kyle) Lowe; brother-in-law Jerry Sparks; mother-in-law Peggy Stuart along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Dorothy Greer and mother-in-law Wilma Sparks.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Clinton where John was a member.  Funeral services will follow with Pastor Dwight Jenkins and Dr. Darryl Taylor officiating.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10.00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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