James “Buddy”† H. Greer, 84, of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House.

He was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Searcy, to Mervyn Hardy Greer and Letha Williams Greer. He grew up in Smackover where he played football at Smackover High School. Before retiring, Buddy worked as a supervisor in the maintenance department at Lion Oil Refinery and worked for the Union County Rescue and Search Unit. Buddy was a member of West Side Baptist Church where he served as deacon for several years. He loved to fish and hunt and was a former member of the Benjamin Lake Hunting Club, a member of the Arkansas Athletic Association, and he coached and officiated high school baseball and football games.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Mervyn H. Greer Jr.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Louise Bryant Greer of El Dorado; three sons, Nolan Greer and his wife, Dusty, of Houston, Neal Greer and his wife, Laura, and Lance Greer and his wife, Sondra, both of El Dorado; grandchildren, Stacey Greer Hancock and her husband, Russell, Jamie Greer Blaise, Crystal Greer Bailey and her husband, Raymond, Alsie Greer Blackmon and her husband, Zac, Lance Alan Greer Jr., and Alexandra Greer; and great-grandchildren, Shelby Swindoll, Emily Hancock and Patrick Blaise.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 2400 W. Hillsboro, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Published: 02/02/2013