Eugene "Gene" Greer, age 78, of Browns Chapel Road, Boone, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.

Gene was born November 7, 1940 in Watauga County, a son of the late William Hardin Greer and Natella Church Greer. He was a retired long-haul truck driver for Tyson Foods, and a member of Brookside ARP Presbyterian Church.

Gene will be remembered for his selfless nature and the quintessential kindness which he bestowed upon his family and friends. In times of plenty he shared abundantly and in times of dearth he gave what he had freely. He found the good in everyone. His patience, love, and faith were immeasurable. Gene treated all he met with respect and dignity, and in turn was loved by his family and community. Husband, father, mentor and friend, Gene will be missed and his memory cherished by all who knew him.

Gene is survived by his wife, Loy Brown Greer of the home; two daughters, Regina G. Carroll and husband Tim of Purlear, North Carolina, and Leslie G. Dancy and husband Jeremiah of Kingston, Rhode Island; one son, Douglas D. Greer and wife Barbara of Moreno Valley, California; two granddaughters, Christy Spears and husband Scott of Purlear, and Basha Greer of Moreno Valley, California; five grandsons, Jeremy Greer and wife Samantha of California, David Greer and wife Kari of St. Helens, Oregon, Chad Shew and wife Katie of Wilkesboro, Andrew Greer and Adam Greer, both of Moreno Valley, California; three great-granddaughters, Sabrina, Savannah, and Rowan; eight great-grandsons, Logan, Jacob, Aiden, Levi, Ezeikel, Jeremiah, Owen, and Logan Eugene, and one brother, Jerry Greer and wife Penny of McKinnleyville, California. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alene Greer Tutcher and Marietta Greer Swanson.

Funeral services for Eugene "Gene" Greer will be conducted Thursday morning, May 30, 2019, at 11:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock. Officiating will be the Reverend Doctor Larry Young. Burial will follow in the Brown Chapel Cemetery in Boone.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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