In Memory

Michael Glynn (Mike) Greer

Michael Glynn (Mike) Greer

 

 

In Memory of

Michael Glynn Greer

 
December 13, 1955 - March 22, 2016

Michael Glynn Greer, 60, of Garrison, Texas passed away on March 22, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 13, 1955 in Nacogdoches, Tx to parents DG Greer and Oneta Ruth Craft Greer.

A funeral service is scheduled on Thursday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Friends and family are invited to visitation on Thursday from 9:30 – 11:00 am prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson. Pallbearers include Jackie Hunter, Jerry Mooman, Jimmy Williams, Ed Davis, Bobby Bates, Brent Boyd, Dennis Taylor, Eli Montes and Jeff Lee.

Mike was an awesome kind soul who was loved by many. Born and raised in Nacogdoches and graduate of Nacogdoches High school 1974. After graduation he began working as an auto mechanic and then was an oil field drill overseas. When he met Trena his world changed and so did his career. He became a farmer and decided to raise a family. He had lots of interests in life that started with motorcycles and hog hunting. He was also a big fan of dirt circle track racing where he won over 100 feature races. In his later years, he returned to his Harley bikes and traveled lots of places with Trena and friends. These places included Yellowstone National Park, Sturgis Park, Big Bend, and Colorado. He enjoyed being Road Captain for the Nacogdoches Harley Rides Group.

He will be remembered as a tough, smart man with a great sense of direction who could travel anywhere and could do anything he put his mind and hands to do. He taught his kids good work ethic and respect for others.

He loved Trena for over 32 years and was caring to his family, created a safe environment and was a good provider. He was known as pawpaw to his grandchildren whom he loved and loved to take for rides on all of his special toys including golf carts, tractors, trucks, and 4-wheelers! And they loved him for that! He cared deeply for his family and friends.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Trena; children, Jesse Tallant and wife Toni, Amber Askins and husband Randy, Wesley Tallant; grandchildren, Candance Tallant, Cade Butler, Hunter Goolsby, Garrett Askins, Blair Askins, Ryan Tallant; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his motorcycle family.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Woodlawn Cemetery, PO Box 369, Timpson, Tx. 75975.

 

 



 
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03/24/16 11:40 AM #1    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

I cannot even begin to talk about Mike and the great friend he was to me and so many others.

We grew up together at Memorial Baptist Church and at Nettie Marshall.  I was tall for my age and was always thrilled to get to have him for a dance partner on Friday's in Mrs. Hill's music class because he was taller than I!

He was chosen as King of the Spring Festival during our 5th grade year and he made a great one.

One year for our church Valentine Banquet the moms decided that Chinese food would be the menu.  Most of us had never eaten it!  Mike was less than enthusiastic.  His mom and mine made the main entree--chicken chow mein.  I think we all got hamburgers at the Dairy Queen after.

Through high school we stayed in touch, even though we didn't have classes together anymore.  During college he double dated with a friend of mine from out of town.  I'll never forget the sight of him folded up in the backseat of that Mustang. 

Our moms remained good friends up until her passing.

Mike and I visited for a long time during our 10th reunion at Piney Woods Country Club.  I walked away from that talk with a vision of a grown up Mike, stilll fun and funny but mature and ready to face life. 

Keeping up with him after that, I know that he faced it with gusto--even down to this final fight with cancer.

I loved him like a brother and will always remember our childhood and teen years together.

 


03/25/16 09:27 AM #2    

Guy Duncan Ashworth

Mike and I ran track together, the mile, in 1972 if memory serves me right. He was kind, determined, and a good runner! Also, funny. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Kids, you had a great dad! 


03/29/16 09:12 AM #3    

Michael Joseph (Mike) Precella

Mike lived up behind Dr Schotts house.  BB Schott, Mike and I spent many hours in that pasture riding dirt bikes and hanging out.  Some of the camping adventures were awesome.  I will miss Mike and his friendship form our school years.


05/05/16 03:39 PM #4    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)


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