Kent Tracy Greer, 81, of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

A private burial service for the family will be held at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Boone on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Masonic rites will be conducted by Ashler #373 and military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Millers Creek Baptist Church in Millers Creek. A celebration of life service will follow at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Shannon Critcher and the Rev. Jim Gore will officiate.

Mr. Greer was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Watauga County to Walter Monroe and Viola Nichols Greer. He was a devoted husband to Kate for 52 years, a beloved father and grandfather. He was a member of Millers Creek Baptist Church.

Throughout his entire life, Kent had an adventuresome, entrepreneurial and get-it-done spirit. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, which took him to several countries. Later, he took his wife, Kate, to many more countries abroad and all 50 states. Known for his sense of humor and fun-loving nature, Kent readily shared laughs, jokes and hugs with people he knew and didn’t know. Regularly, Kent stated, “I’ve had the best life of anybody I know.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lenna Kate Greene Greer; a sister, Anna Lee Greene; and four brothers, W.M. Greer Jr., Fayne Greer, Brook Greer and Quentin Greer.

 He is survived by a daughter, Janet Greer Brown and husband, Mike, of Banner Elk; two sons, David Kent Greer and wife, Nicole, of Concord and Philip Ray Greer of Wilkesboro; six grandchildren, Zach Brown and wife, Emily, Jenna Brown, Kent Richard Greer, Katelyn Greer, Tracy Greer and wife, Kelsey, and Amanda Greer Stewart and husband, Chris; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or Mountain Valley Hospice, 201 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

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