Morris Dean Greer Sr. age 77 departed this life on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 3:40 a.m. in his home. He was born September 12, 1936 in Denmark, Tennessee. He was the son of Anthony Greer and Mary Jane (Williams) Greer.He was united in holy matrimony to the former Carrie B. Hunt on October 16, 1956, in Denmark, Tn. Mr. Morris was employed with Owens Illinois Glass retiring after many years of service. He was a former member of St Paul Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by 2 sons Morris Greer Jr. of Alton, IL; and James Greer of Springfield, IL; 4 daughters Catherine, Gwendolyn, and Angela Greer of Alton, IL; and Mary Greer of Jackson, Tn. Veronica Greer of Jackson, Tn; and Precious Greer of Alton; whom they raised as their own. 4 sisters Jeanette Goff, Betty Jo Carter, and Cora B. Greer all of Jackson, Tn; and Maggie (Ramon) Clark of St.Louis, Mo. 4 sister-in-laws Bernice Holloway, Stella Greer, Willie Mae Branch-Greer all of Alton, IL; and Mary Greer of Jackson,Tn. An adopted grandson Lonny Ray Myles of Chicago, IL , 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Louis T. Chatman, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and a special sister-in-law.
Visitation will be held Saturday June 28, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Tabernacle M.B. Church in Alton. Rev. James Carter eulogist.
Burial will be held in Upper Alton Cemetery.
Cathy M. Williams and Sons will be in charge of arrangements.Online condolence available at http://www.cmwilliamsfh.com/