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Garold Leon Greer

April 18, 1937 July 28, 2019
Garold Leon Greer
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Garold Leon Greer, 82, of West Columbia, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Angleton, Texas. He was born on April 18, 1937 Coffeyville, Kansas to Hansford and Marguerite (Bonham) Greer.

Garold was a combat veteran of the Dominican Republic and Vietnam (2 tours), having received the Combat Infantry Badge, two awards of the Bronze Star, two awards of the Army Commendation Ribbon, one award of the Army Expedition Ribbon, one award of Korean Service Ribbon, six awards of the Good Conduct Ribbon, and Master Parachutist Badge (111 jumps). He retired from the Army after 20 years in 1974. Thereafter he worked at Phillips Petroleum Company (Sweeny Complex) for 22-1/2 years. He was a Past District 16 Commander of the Veterans Foreign Wars, Past Post Commander of VFW Post 8551 (Sweeny), and Past President of Chapter 39 of the Special Forces Association.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 9:00 am until 10:00 am at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. The service will begin at 10 am.

Serving as pallbearers will be G. Michael Bettorf, Greg Boatwright, David Weeks, Allie Thacker, Jr., and Charles Woodrow. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Chapter 39, SFA, and VFW West Brazos Post 8551.

Garold is survived by his wife, Linda J. Greer; son, Richard L. Greer and wife, Cherry; daughters, Claudia Bessler and Kellee Greer Russom; grandchildren, Andre Manuel Zimmermann, Joshua Ray Harley and wife, Jennifer, Seth Michael Phillips, Ramona Zimmeramann and husband, Andre, and Aaron Matthew Phillips.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Garold Sean Greer; brother, Keith Dale Greer; and sister, Marilyn Jean Greer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Garold’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project or to a charity of your choice.


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Visitation

Thursday

8

Aug

9:00 AM 8/8/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Baker Funeral Home

634 S Columbia Dr
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Home
634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Service

Thursday

8

Aug

10:00 AM 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Baker Funeral Home

634 S Columbia Dr
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Home
634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Graveside

Friday

9

Aug

10:00 AM 8/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Houston National Cemetery

Houston, TX

Houston National Cemetery
Houston TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Houston National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Houston, TX

Houston TX
United States
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