Richard J.C. Greer of Greenville (86)


Richard J.C. Greer, age 86, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Richard was born October 31, 1936, to the late Chester & Pauline (Matthews) Greer. Richard is also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Arlene (Hupe) Greer, and a son, Steve Greer.

Richard is survived by his 4 children, Terry & Ellen (Engelke) Greer of Kentucky, Tammy (Greer) & Sam Force of Greenville, Rusty & LeAnn (Williams) Greer of Greenville, and Chris & Joy (Slade) of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren plus 1 on the way; and a brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Dan & Sue (Hupe) Passon of Alabama.

Richard was a semi-truck driver for 42 years. He drove trucks for DG & U, Commercial Lovelace, and Manfredi. He hauled chemicals for BASF. In 1998 he was honored with the Ohio Truck Driver of the Year.

He loved being with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren always put a smile on his face. Family was everything. He loved watching the Bengals, Reds, and Ohio State play. Richard was very social; he loved talking to people. He met friends once a week at McDonald’s. He attended Greenville Missionary Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Monday, October 9, 2023, at Greenville Missionary Church, 1110 N. Broadway Greenville, with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am at church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Missionary Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Greer family.