Holland E. Greer
May 8th, 1930 - May 15th, 2018
Former Lauderdale County Superintendent of Education Holland Greer, age 88, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 after an extended illness. He was a native of Center Star where he lived on the family farm. While farming, he developed a portion of the area into the lake community of Aqua Vista Shores. Following his expressed wishes, there will be no visitation and a graveside service will be Sunday, May 20th at Center Star Cemetery with Rev. Bryan McIntyre officiating. Spry-Williams Funeral Home is directing.
Pallbearers are Jason Meadows, Greg Ezell, Carl Parker, Donald Parker, Wayne Parker, Jerry Hill, Tony Hendon and Kenny Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are James Spry, Bayless Thornton, Ronald Pettus and George Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allison Jones Greer and Virgie Williams Greer. Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Ann Clendenin Greer; two daughters, Amy Greer Cruce (Bryan), and Melanie Greer; one son, John Greer (Jenny Ann); six grandchildren, Neeley Kelley, Jessica Miller (Jimmy), Pariss Brown (Terry), Sims Greer, Allie Craig Cruce and Anna Fountaine Greer; two great-grandchildren, Avery Heupel and Will Miller.
Mr. Greer graduated from Lauderdale County High School, Florence State College (UNA) with a B.S.; Athens College with a Master’s degree; and the University of Alabama with an Ed.S. He taught at various Lauderdale County schools; within the Florence City System; and retired from Limestone County Schools. He served in the Air Force.
Mr. Greer was involved in politics, running for various offices and serving as Lauderdale County Superintendent of Education in the late seventies. He later served on the county school board for 12 years. He was known for the newsletter he published after each Board meeting, believeing the public should be informed. He also served his community as Past Commander of American Legion Post 11, and was a past commander of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tennessee Valley Camp, Florence AL, and was a charter member of the Center Star Ball Park, Neighborhood Watch and Fire Department.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Lyman Mitchell for his years of care, and to Tennessee Valley Hospice for their help and devotion.
At his request, in lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Genealogy Department, 350 North Wood Avenue, Florence, AL 35630.
Service at 3:00 PM at Graveside on Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Center Star Cemetery