Freeman Rudy Greer

Freeman Rudy Greer, 91, of Creston, North Carolina, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, February 9, 2019, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born November 5, 1927 to the late Authur Greer and Sally Coldiron Greer. In addition to his parents, Freeman was preceded in death by an infant son, Clarence Dean Greer; two infant daughters, Barbara Ann Greer and Nancy Gene Greer; three sisters, Raye Greer, Lola Greer and Faye Greer; six brothers, Venton Greer, Royce Greer, Woodrow Greer, Johnny Greer, Wayne Greer and Garfield Greer.

Freeman and his wife, Nellie, loved helping others and sharing their love of God singing gospel songs at their home church in Creston, Mountain View, and at other churches. He always had a smile and touched the hearts of everyone he met. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Freeman was a retired farmer and an avid fox hunter. He had also worked at Burlington Industries for 10 years.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 71 years, Nellie R. Greer; son, Johnny Keith Greer and wife, Linda Matheson Greer; brother, Ford Greer of PA; special niece, Sally Soyma of Estil Springs, TN; Johnny Keiths sister-in-law, Brenda Matheson Howard of Greenville, TN; her church family and many special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Mountain View Church. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m., with Pastors Brain Weaver and Spencer Roark officiating.

Graveside service and interment will follow at the Greer Family Cemetery, located in the Flatwoods Community. Pallbearers will be Brandy Phipps, Tony Greer, Ricky Baugess, Kenneth Sturgill, Lee Denny, Johnny Baugess, Ricky Greer and Roger Greer. Honorary pallbearers are Earl Greer, Ricky Greer, Spencer Roark, Brian Weaver, Bill Payne, and Boyd Greer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mountain View Church, 1926 Rock Fence Road, Creston, NC 28615.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 657 Denny Road, Creston, NC 28615.

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The family of Freeman Rudy Greer has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.