James Russell Greek

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Mr. James Russell Greek, 75, passed away at his residence late Monday afternoon, following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Marion Winfield and Sadie Goff Greek. He was named by his sister, Ella Mae. She named after the movie actor, James (Jimmy) Stewart and Russell after the movie actress, Jane Russell. He began working for the Florida Game and fresh Water Fish Commission in 1964 in the fish management Division at Polk County Florida. Later he transferred to Lake City for one and a half years. He quit the Game and Fish Commission for approximately 3 months and then was hired back to work in the Law Enforcement Division. In 1967 he moved to Taylor County and transferred to Dixie County. He was a member of Elim Baptist Church and served as President of the PBA from 1992-1995. He retired from FWC after thirty years and three days. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, hunting and training bird dogs, and his favorite bird dog was "Man". He is preceded in death by one grandson Andrew Greek.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years Sandra "Sandy" Greek, of Ft. White, FL; five sons Claude "Rusty" Russell Greek (Carmen) OBrien, FL; James "Marty" Marion Greek, Jacksonville, Beach, FL; John "Scotty" Charles Greek (Leigh) Jacksonville, FL; Jeffrey Devon Daniels, Montgomery, AL; and Keith Tuten (Elizabeth) Old Town, FL; two daughters Stephanie Lynn Piagno (Rick) St. Augustine, FL; and Wendy Dickenson, Madison FL; two brothers Greg Greek (Roxanne) Mcalpin, FL; and Sherrill Greek (Jerri) Jacksonville, FL; two sisters Ella Mae Harper, Fernandina Beach, FL; and Mary Stamper, Raiford, FL; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Elim Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Sweat officiating. Following the service in the church, the family will have dinner on the grounds in the fellowship hall. DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of cremation arrangements. 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025.
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Lake City, FL 32025
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Published in Lake City Reporter on July 12, 2018