Age 88, Luray, Va.
John “Jack” M. Greer, 88, of Luray, Va., passed away peacefully from complications of kidney failure, on September 15, 2021, surrounded by close family and his wife of 37 years, Christie Lee (Gulbranson), who survives.
He was born on May 17, 1933, in Washington, D.C., with his identical twin brother, Francis Earl Greer (Cyndi), who survives, to parents, Francis Earl, Sr. and Louise Tetlow Greer.
Jack was a graduate of Saint John’s College High School in Washington D.C.
Family, career, and his strong Catholic faith came first for Jack. His loving family included seven children, multiple nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He is survived by his children, Kathleen J. Self, Marianne E. Fast (Christopher), Andrea L. Weightman (Larry), Patrick L. Greer, John D. Greer, Sharon E. Bogle (Ron), Susan E. Greer — along with a crew of 16 grandchildren, Heather Self, Elaina and Carlos Gautier, John, James and Jennifer Weightman, Natalie Gross, Travis, Tyler and Tanner Marvin Bogle, Nicholas Greer, Alicia and William Galvin, Christopher Dodge, Danielle and Jake Stemen; and lastly, numerous great-grandchildren.
Jack is also survived by his sister, Mary Jane Frohlich, and sister-in-law, Patricia Greer, Tom Gulbranson (Michele), and beloved Cat, “Puss”.
His career as a lithographer in the printing industry led to being President of the Local Union No. 285 in D.C. and Vice President of Graphic Communications International Union, along with being a volunteer and advocate for International Foundation Employee Benefits.
In his retirement, Jack, along with his wife and siblings, made Luray, Virginia their home. Jack and Crissy became avid cattle farmers at their Pear Tree Farm. Golfing becoming a major pastime for both, they golfed nationally and were members at Cavern’s Country Club in Luray. In their free time, they traveled extensively and enjoyed beach time with family at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
To know Jack was to love Jack. Never meeting a stranger and always greeting them with a warm smile and charisma like none other! Known for opening his home for more than just family at their Easter and Thanksgiving dinners. He will forever be remembered for his stories, jokes and one liners.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Joseph “Bucky” Greer, sister-in-law, Joan Greer, brother-in-law, Edward Frohlich, a great-grandson, Peyton Greer, and dear friend, Mary Joanne Mead Greer.
A special thanks to Blue Ridge Hospice and Caretakers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray, Va.