Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1956 RJC

Jerry Bob Greer JERRY BOB GREER, 66, longtime Eastland County businessman, went home on Aug. 26, 2004 after a lengthy illness, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Jerald Robert Greer was born April 19, 1938 to Holcomb & Minerva Greer in Ranger, TX. He was baptized into Christ on Nov. 20, 1949. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1956. In 1960, he received a Bachelor's degree in Business from Abilene Christian University. Jerry Bob married Pat Halliday (RHS-1958) on New Years Eve in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and worked for the Tandy Corp. in Fort Worth, TX, before returning to Ranger. In 1966, Jerry Bob purchased his parents' western wear and boot repair store. Over the years, he tripled the floor space of the business and in 1981 purchased an additional store in Eastland, TX. He was elected to the Ranger Jr. College Board of Trustees in 1976, where he served for 28 years. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Pat, and their children; Gini (RHS-1981) and husband Arthur May of Midland, Gregg (RHS- 1984) and wife Karen Greer of Hewitt and Leslie and husband Tim Pitts of Eastland. Beloved grandchildren include; Robby & Arthur Lee May; Brandon, Nikki, Jessica and Caitlin Greer; and Tim, Travis and Ellie Pitts. Jerry Bob lived in Ranger most of his life and treasured many life-long friends. He was born on Main Street in Ranger and lived on Main St. until he went to college. He kept a business on Main Street for 38 years. He sometimes jokingly referred to himself as "The Main Street Kid". Jerry Bob Greer in 2002 Jerry Bob at 2002 Ranger Exes Homecoming Minerva & Holcomb Greer FATHER: JAMES HOLCOMB GREER, 75, was killed on June 6, 1985, when his tractor was struck by a pickup truck in Ranger, TX. He was born Dec. 4, 1909 on a farm east of Eastland. Later, Holcomb and his brother, Chip, operated a shoe repair shop in Ranger for a few years. Holcomb married Minerva Ellen King who had moved to Ranger during the oil boom. He expanded his business and started making hand-made boots. Later, he developed a western wear and saddlery business. In 1966, his son, Jerry Bob (RHS-1956), bought the Greer's Western Store. Holcomb began a cattle and goat ranching operation working 4000 acres of land at one time.