Wesley Franklin Greer was called back Home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 29, 2020 at his home in Leakey, TX, with his loved ones by his side. Wesley was born July 25, 1933 to Benjamin Franklin and Lottie Mae Greer in Red River County.
Wesley was preceded in death by both parents, his two brothers and five sisters, and one grandson.
Wesley grew up in northeast Texas. He snuck off and married the love of his life Joyce Faye Thomas on September 27, 1952. Their ceremony was performed by a J.P. in Arkansas away from those who did not approve of them getting married so young. The “nay-sayers” might be surprised they only stayed married for a short 68 plus years.
After moving to Corpus Christi in 1953, Wesley went to work with the Corpus Christi ISD until 1965. He moved his family to Portland in 1962 and subsequently went to work for the Gregory-Portland ISD in 1965. While in Portland, Wesley was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department as well as the city’s Electrical Board. Wesley left the GPISD to take a position at Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, TX in 1980 and moving to their place in Leakey. Wesley retired from the college in 1992.
Upon retiring, Wesley was a Co-Founder, first President and active member of the Frio Canyon Parks Association. He also served as a Real County Commissioner in 1998.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Wesley was extremely devoted to his loving wife, family and friends. A mentor to many of those who knew him. He tremendously enjoyed spending time with family and friends on his front porch regaling them with stories and his sense of humor.
Wesley is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joyce Faye Thomas Greer, his son Ronnie (Cathy) Greer of Leakey, TX, his daughter Judy (Tom) Albrecht of Haltom City, TX, 4 grandkids, 10 great-grandkids, 3 great-great-grandkids and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing will be held 5-8p.m. Friday, January 1, 2021 at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Leakey, TX and 5-8p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at Limbaugh Funeral Home, Portland, TX.
Graveside service will be held 10a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Portland, TX. Officiant Pastor Mike Howard.
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