Gary William Greer
Gary William Greer, age 84 of Avondale, AZ died December 7, 2018 in Chandler, AZ. He was born December 3, 1934 in St. Johns, AZ, one of two sons of Lawrence and Louise Greer. Gary lived in Yuma and Phoenix in his youth. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and received an Associates Degree from Arizona State University. He worked for ADOT until his retirement.
In the late 60’s, Gary attended a social at South Mountain Park dressed in his western clothes, cowboy hat and boots. His good looks turned the head of Linda Tingley who made sure that he didn’t leave until she had danced with him. A courtship ensued and they were married November 21, 1970 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mesa Temple.
Gary was a devoted husband and servant of God. He took good care of Linda and enjoyed traveling with her. They visited many historical sights together and would make time to visit a LDS temple wherever they traveled. Gary enjoyed history and many outdoor activities. He liked to camp and cook out. He was an avid gun enthusiast and enjoyed shooting.
Gary enjoyed many pastimes. He liked wood working, photography, collecting model cars and working puzzles. He loved the Dallas Cowboys. Although he and Linda were never blessed with children, they had several nieces and nephews. Gary was beloved by many in his church family. His ready smile and friendly demeanor, interesting stories, and corny jokes always brightened the day of those he came in contact with. His testimony of his Savior Jesus Christ was always evident in the life he led and the kindness with which he treated others.
A gathering with his wife Linda will be held at 11:30 am, followed by a memorial service at noon, Saturday, January 5, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13277 W Thomas Rd Goodyear AZ 85395.