Obituary of Jerry Greer, Jr.
BRISTOL, VIRGINIA: JERRY LYNN GREER, JR., 38, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn.
Jerry was born on September 9, 1979 in Quarryville, PA to Jerry Lynn Greer, Sr. and the late Yolanda Presnell. He graduated from Solanco High School in Quarryville, PA in 1998. Following High School, Jerry made the decision to enlist as an Airman in the U.S. Airforce where he would become a munitions specialist and achieve the rank of Technical Sergeant (TSgt). His career in the Air Force was certainly one that was considered to be dangerous, as he was tasked with handling, storing, transporting, arming, and disarming non-nuclear munitions. The Munitions Systems career field is often referred to by airmen as "AMMO". He spent a total of 14 plus years serving his country where he had the opportunity to travel and see the world, including serving in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, before being honorably discharged in 2012.
Upon the conclusion of his military career, Jerry enrolled for two years at Virginia Highlands Community College, followed by a year at King University in Bristol. He founded and became president of the Student Veterans Association at VHCC and became president of the association at King.
With passionate regard for his military career, as well as a sincere respect for veterans of all branches of service, Jerry continued to serve past his enlistment as former Commander of the Saltville VFW Post #7238, current Commander of Bristol Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975, and was recently elected as VFW District Commander.
He was a friend and brother to many! He will be dearly missed.
Family and friends left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Jaden Beth Greer, and her mother, Stacey Gray, both of Henrietta, TX; father, Jerry Lynn Greer, Sr.; half-sisters, Heather Bird of Nottingham, PA, and Jamie Anderson (John) of Landenburg, PA; step-sisters, Shannon Fullen-Roberts (Adrian Lowry) of Glade Spring, Va., LeAnn Atwell (Derrick) of Chilhowie, Va., and Amber Sykes (Zach) of Saltville, Va.; nephews, Travis Anderson, Andy and Alec Roberts, and Bentley Atwell; nieces, Alice Anderson, Keri Roberts, Zoey Sykes, and Kayman Atwell; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Leon Brimm, Chuck Reisler, Tim Sturgill, Shaun Spencer, Derek Spencer, Tommy Sykes, Rob Lowery, Jake and Nicole Baylor and their children, Will and Maggie; as well as brothers and friends from the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7 until 11 p.m. at Maddie’s Event Hall, VFW Post #6975, 1604 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, 53 Memorial Avenue, Mountain Home, TN 37684 with Military honors presented by the Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post # 6975.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post #6975, 14 16th St, Bristol, TN 37620.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve Mr. Greer’s Family. (276) 783-7107