OBITUARY

John David Greer

October 15, 1956October 3, 2021
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Mr. John David Greer, 64, of Benton, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Services for Mr. Greer will begin with a Visitation between 10-11 am, followed by the Funeral at 11:00 am on Friday, October 8, 2021, with William Roby presiding. All services will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Haughton, Louisiana.

John David was born on October 15, 1956 to the proud parents, Huey and Ethel Greer, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Though born in the city, Mr. Greer was always a country boy at heart and in most of his activities. He was an avid sportsman that could have lived off the land just as easy as most people go to the grocery store. He not only enjoyed, but was serious about, hunting, fishing, and trapping. He loved long walks in the woods with his squirrel dog, Waylon. He loved a good cookout with his catches from his hunting and fishing trips.

He had a passion for horsemanship, trail rides and rodeos, and shared that with the people around him. Mostly, he liked helpin’ out around the rodeos. He could be found dragging the arena on the tractor, helping the riders, and cooking up food for the whole group. He was a friend to all and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He even tried to convert his two Yankee, son-in-laws, into being REAL Country Men! Of course he taught them all the above and how to take care of the land, property, and animals. He has left big shoes to fill!

He worked over thirty years and then retired from AEP SWEPCO as a Lineman and Trouble Shooter. He was known as a reliable, hard-worker and was so well regarded that he was given the nickname, “Honest John”.

Yes, he was great at and enjoyed many things, but mostly he adored spoiling his three grandchildren. He kept plenty of sweets at the house for them and liked to frequent the ice cream shops. Yep, he shared his love of sweets, fried fish and sweet tea, horse riding, hunting, fishing, and the tractor with the grandchildren also.

Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Virginia Lawson Greer. Left to cherish his memory are: his adoring wife, Lisa Hope Greer; daughters, Jessica (& Dave) Laun, and Janee (&Nicholas) Clay; grandchildren, Annalise Laun, Anniston Laun, and Torin Clay; father Huey Murphy Greer; brother Murphy Don (&Lynn) Greer; along with a lifetime of friends; extended family members; and all the grateful fish he let off the hook. While his physical presence is gone, he will remain with those who were fortunate enough to know him.

  • FAMILY

  • Ethel Virginia Lawson Greer, Mother (deceased)
  • Lisa Gail Hope Greer, Adoring Wife
  • Jessica (& Dave) Laun, Daughter
  • Janee (&Nicholas) Clay, Daughter
  • Annalise Laun, Grandchild
  • Anniston Laun, Grandchild
  • Torin Clay, Grandchild
  • Huey Murphy Greer, Father
  • Murphy Don (&Lynn) Greer, Brother
  • along with a lifetime of friends; extended family members; and all the grateful fish he let off the hook.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Funeral

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021

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Todd Phillips

October 9, 2021

John was a friend when others ran the other way. He was relentless in the support of people in his life and lived his life with joy, honesty, high energy and loyalty that is rare today. We all will miss you John...

JOHN HARRELL

October 8, 2021

John David was a solid fixture at Benton High, always went about his way without causing a fuss. I recall him showing up one day with scratches all over his hands and proclaiming "I got me a baby coon!".
I saw the Beautiful Video of JD and I learned a lot more about the man after BHS. To his Wife and Family, you are in our prayers as JD was in our Hearts.

Melissa Woodard

October 7, 2021

The world has lost another great man. He will be missed by so many. Love, hugs, a prayers to Lisa and the rest of the family.

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Biography

Mr. John David Greer, 64, of Benton, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Services for Mr. Greer will begin with a Visitation between 10-11 am, followed by the Funeral at 11:00 am on Friday, October 8, 2021, with William Roby presiding. All services will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Haughton, Louisiana.

John David was born on October 15, 1956 to the proud parents, Huey and Ethel Greer, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Though born in the city, Mr. Greer was always a country boy at heart and in most of his activities. He was an avid sportsman that could have lived off the land just as easy as most people go to the grocery store. He not only enjoyed, but was serious about, hunting, fishing, and trapping. He loved long walks in the woods with his squirrel dog, Waylon. He loved a good cookout with his catches from his hunting and fishing trips.

He had a passion for horsemanship, trail rides and rodeos, and shared that with the people around him. Mostly, he liked helpin’ out around the rodeos. He could be found dragging the arena on the tractor, helping the riders, and cooking up food for the whole group. He was a friend to all and would lend a hand to anyone in need. He even tried to convert his two Yankee, son-in-laws, into being REAL Country Men! Of course he taught them all the above and how to take care of the land, property, and animals. He has left big shoes to fill!

He worked over thirty years and then retired from AEP SWEPCO as a Lineman and Trouble Shooter. He was known as a reliable, hard-worker and was so well regarded that he was given the nickname, “Honest John”.

Yes, he was great at and enjoyed many things, but mostly he adored spoiling his three grandchildren. He kept plenty of sweets at the house for them and liked to frequent the ice cream shops. Yep, he shared his love of sweets, fried fish and sweet tea, horse riding, hunting, fishing, and the tractor with the grandchildren also.

Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Virginia Lawson Greer. Left to cherish his memory are: his adoring wife, Lisa Hope Greer; daughters, Jessica (& Dave) Laun, and Janee (&Nicholas) Clay; grandchildren, Annalise Laun, Anniston Laun, and Torin Clay; father Huey Murphy Greer; brother Murphy Don (&Lynn) Greer; along with a lifetime of friends; extended family members; and all the grateful fish he let off the hook. While his physical presence is gone, he will remain with those who were fortunate enough to know him.