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Wilbur Greer (1935 - 2012)

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Wilbur Kent Greer


Wilbur Kent Greer, 77, of Greenville, husband of Carol Kellman Greer, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Born in Todd, NC, he was a son of Zella Graham Greer and the late Plato Whittington Greer.

Mr. Greer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from N.C. State University and a Master of Business Administration from Furman University. He served in the U.S. Army and then began his career with Union Carbide in Charleston, WV. He retired from Cognis as a chemical engineer. While at Laurel Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and drama director. For the past several years, Wilbur was actively involved at Southside Baptist Fellowship and their drama ministry. Mr. Greer was a charter member of the Mauldin Rotary Club.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are a daughter, Amy Greer Gunter and husband, Jason, of Simpsonville; three sons, Steven Greer and wife, Trina, of Seaford, VA, Kevin Greer of Greenville, and Maj. Stuart Greer and wife, Alicia, of Ft. Jackson, SC; eight grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Greer Radford of Greenville; a brother, James Greer of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 12, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast, 1604 NE Main St. Simpsonville, SC 29681, where the funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of National Healthcare of Mauldin for their kindness and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 2331 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

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Published in The Greenville News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2012
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