John Lee (J.L.) Greer

by Lynn McMillen
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On May 28, 1940, John Lee (J.L.) Greer began his life’s journey on Earth. That journey ended and God called him home on August 3, 2023. He was the son of John Thomas (Johnny) Greer and Zora Lee Parham Greer. J.L. was a graduate of Pine Grove High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player. He played under the leadership of Coach J.M. Holley and they remained friends until Coach Holley’s death.

J.L. was a hard worker and was employed by Futorian Manufacturing Company in New Albany until he became disabled.

J.L. was a Christian. He would tell anyone who would listen that he was saved and ready for God to call him home. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church. J.L. enjoyed coon hunting and was an avid sports fan. He could talk endlessly about any sport, especially if it involved Ole Miss.

Services honoring Mr. Greer will be Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. Willie Hill officiating.  Visitation will be on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday, August 7, from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by brothers, Billy Greer (Barbara), Lee Earl Greer (Mary Ann), Danny Ray “Rod” Greer; sisters Sallie English (Larry), Mary Ruth Meeks, and Connie Mauney (Roger) and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maggie Hester; sister-in-law, Shirley Greer; brothers in law, James Meeks and Jackie Hester, and two great nephews, Ryan Sanderson and Jonah Condon.

Pallbearers are Larry English, Billy Greer, Danny Greer, Lee Earl Greer, Drew Herring, Clay Herring, and Roger Mauney.

Honorary Pallbearers are his nephews; past and present employees of Tippah County Nursing Home.


Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories of Mr. John L. Greer.

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