Edward Leroy Greer, 87, of Festus died May 20, 2020, at his home. Mr. Greer worked as a mechanic for US Steel. He also served with the U.S. Army National Guard. Born Aug. 15, 1932, in Flat River, he was the son of the late Leota May (Campbell) and Lester Earl Greer.
He is survived by his wife: Jacqueline (Bennett) Greer of Festus; two sons: Steven (Cindy) Greer of De Soto and Ronald (Joyce) Greer of Warrenton; four daughters: Christine (Michael) Thompson of Festus; Jo-Ann (the late Terry) Mattison of Foristell, Barbara (Clay) Kappler of Festus and Connie (John) Strockfuss of Bonne Terre; a sister: Sandra (Ralph) Todd of Crystal City; a sister-in-law: Nancy Greer or Arnold; 16 grandchildren: Takara Dingley, Danielle Solomon, Scott Thompson, Jonathan Mattison, Jessica Donze, Cory Dickens, Kathryn Brandt, Zachary Kappler, Tyler Self, Allison Self, Audrey Goodwin, Trenton Greer, Morgan Greer and Megan Greer; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: David J. Greer and Donald (Evelyn) Greer.
Funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.