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Douglas Gene Messer

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Douglas Gene Messer Obituary
GREER, S.C.-Douglas Gene Messer, 69, of Greer, SC, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on October 19, 2014 at McCall Hospice House. Doug was born May 26, 1945, in Galax, VA and was the son of the late John A. and Winifred Nuckolls Messer. He was a former real estate broker; and for the last 36 years, was the owner of Dixie Messer Mirror and Glass, Inc. of Greer. Doug was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and served as former church treasurer.
Doug is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda Thomas Messer, his daughter and son-in-law Lynette M. and Mike Smith of Mills River, NC; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Jackie Hughes Messer of Greer, SC, Robert (Andy) and Brandi Henderson Messer, both of Greer; and seven grandchildren, Austin M. Smith, Emily V. Smith, Lindsey M. Smith, Jacob H. Messer, Elizabeth P. Messer, Andrew B. Messer and McKenzie N. Messer. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Barbara Messer of Taylors, SC and Alan M. and Jill C. Messer of Greer, SC.
A celebration of Doug's life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 300 O'Neal Road, Greer, SC on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Pastor Scottie Burkhalter and Pastor Jeff Lageman. The family will receive friends at Redeemer Lutheran Church from 1:00-2:15 p.m. before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 300 O'Neal Road, Greer, SC 29651.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com and at www.thosshepherd.com.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 23, 2014
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