John Thomas Greer, Sr.
Mr. John Thomas Greer, Sr. passed away at his home in Bamberg, SC on October 15, 2019 at the age of 76. A funeral is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4 pm at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church at 1901 Tifton Hwy, Ocilla Ga with the Rev. Roy Conner officiating. There will be a visitation at Paulk Funeral Home in Ocilla Ga from 6-8 PM on Saturday October 19, 2019. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John's life.

Mr. Greer was born in Alexander City, AL on September 23, 1943, known as "Tommy" to his family. He graduated from Moultrie High School in 1962 and went on to manage the Western Auto in Warner Robins and Moultrie, GA as a young adult. He proudly opened his own used car lot-John Select Trucks in Moultrie. He liked to tell people that he was the 'largest volume wholesale used car dealer in the Southeast'. Later, he worked as a sales manager at Griffin Motor Company and Ford Motor Company in Tifton, GA.
John was a generous and kind individual who loved sharing stories with friends and family. He had a gregarious personality, with a smile that made everyone around him shine. He was elated to hear about the joys of others and took great pleasure in sharing their good fortune. An accomplished salesman, he truly loved bargaining and trading with people. He obtained his private pilot license as a young man and would often talk about how much he enjoyed flying. Collecting coins and guns were also some of his passions, but his greatest love was his family. Watching his great grandchildren play delighted him immensely.

John is survived by his brothers Herschel Henderson Greer, Jr. of Alexander City, AL and David Nathan Greer (Patsy) of Atlanta; sister Julianne Greer Cockey (Gary) of Asheville, NC; children Holly Gwaltney (Rudy) of Bamberg, SC, John Thomas Greer, Jr. (Jeanna) of Hoschton, GA, Bonny Verrechio of Palm Coast, FL, and Perry Henderson Greer (April) of Ocilla, GA; grandchildren Brittany Bailey (Jake) of Hoschton, GA, Bethany Strevel (Christopher) of Sugar Hill, GA, Ben Greer (Tiffany) of Oakwood, GA, Jonathan Caleb Greer of Hoschton, GA, Javy Rudolph Gwaltney IV of Minneapolis, MN, Sloan Gwaltney of Arlington, VA, Loren Sanders of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Hunter Sanders of Minneapolis, MN, and Logan Verrechio of Palm Coast, FL; Niece Rachel Willis (Matt) of Alpharetta, GA, Nephew Nathan Greer (Lindsay) of Cumming, GA, and Niece Dana Cure (Jorge) of Asheville, NC; and great grandchildren Natalie Inez, Madelyn Jean, Olivia Laurie, and Thomas James Bailey of Hoschton, GA, and Matthew Thomas and Emma Claire Strevel of Sugar Hill, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents Herschel Henderson and Madelle Johnson Greer, his wife Linda Tucker Greer, and brother Michael Wayne Greer.

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Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 18, 2019


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