Gary Duane Greer, 84, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed absent on Monday June 14th, 2021. His earlier few months had been put in battling Alzheimer’s disease. Even while the ailment ravaged his head and physique, his caustic but insightful perception of humor was however present. Gary was born on September 22, 1936 to Alvin Lester Greer and Edna Lillian Lemay. His moms and dads divorced, and his mother died when he was 14. He put in the future couple many years living with whoever might place up with his antics. His famous capabilities playing pool were honed in the southern Illinois pool halls attracting gamers, the likes of Minnesota Fats, to obstacle the kid with the expertise. As in most anything he did, he was pretty prosperous and earned more than enough revenue to invest in a model new motor vehicle, with funds, ahead of he was 16. At some point he settled down, married Linda Lou Greene on Might 1st, 1959, and commenced a incredibly prosperous profession as a draftsman. Quickly he was transferred to Casper, Wyoming and commenced doing the job in the oil fields as a freelance draftsman. In Casper, he enlisted in the National Guard and experienced a quick stint in energetic obligation as a chef. He uncovered to prepare dinner his culinary classics vegetable soup, ham and beans and everyone’s favorite…Oyster Stew. His social buddies in Casper confident him to go to college or university, and he inevitably graduated from the College of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. This selection served him properly later in lifestyle, but created some frugal, but unforgettable times for his younger spouse and children. He frequently claimed that it took him 20 a long time to make as substantially cash as he was earning before he went to university. Following graduating, he moved his younger family members to Illinois the place he bounced all around in a pair of employment. Nonetheless, the entice of the west was much too much and ahead of extended he once again packed his spouse and children up and the moment again moved, this time to Soda Springs, Idaho to begin his extensive, numerous and prosperous vocation earning fertilizer. His useful, no-nonsense way of managing manufactured final results and plenty and heaps of fertilizer. He had a extremely descriptive phrase for Avogadro’s occupation, teasing the youthful chemical engineers by telling them he identified his quantity by incident. His vocation creating fertilizer demanded him to shift commonly Soda Springs 2 times, Morris, IL, Lakeland, FL, and New Canaan Ct, in which he rose to the rank of Govt VP and Main Functioning Officer. He later served type a obtain-out and he became a principal in a fertilizer company in Florida. By that time he had taken up a semi-retired lifestyle “type of doing work” in Florida and expending leisure time in Idaho. A slump in the phosphate business when again forced an additional job change. This time he formed a firm that produced granulated fertilizer from sewage sludge. He was incredibly happy of this enterprise, and he held a number of patents for granulating many waste merchandise.
His last task stored him active until eventually he retired to Pocatello, Idaho in which he kept organization with a shut-knit team of close friends. Even in retirement, he found it challenging to be idle and he fiddled all around flipping residences.
As a younger man, Gary was an specialist napper. You could often locate him in the office asleep, with the newspaper in his lap when he “rested his eyes.” In retirement he perfected this system, and he probably had the most rested eyes in Pocatello. He preferred shelling out time with family members, particularly all of his grandchildren. He was affectionately known to his Pocatello spouse and children as “Papa”. He lived for the probability to have a enjoyable beverage, spin a generally true tale and never ever pass up a Friday night time Hoo-Ha.
He was preceded in demise by his moms and dads and his sister, Becky Greer Smith. He is survived by his wife, Linda Greer his brothers, Phil Greer, Stan Greer and Tim Greer his small children, Jeff and Mitchell (Tiffany) Greer and his grandchildren Chelsey, Zachary, Alex, Drew and Jase Greer.
His family will abide by his needs to “Just have my ashes thrown in the barrow pit.” There will be no companies at this time, but, at a afterwards date, his spouse and children and close friends will collect to celebrate this wonderful, clever, witty, robust, considerate, generous spouse, father, grandfather and buddy.
Revealed by Idaho Point out Journal on Jun. 20, 2021.