Former Springfield Fire Chief David Greer Dies He Was 75
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – David N. Greer, 75, of Springfield, died Monday February 8, 2016 at his home in Springfield.
Chief Greer was born July 18, 1940 in Sumner County and was a graduate of Gallatin High School. He worked for the Gallatin Fire Department and then spent the remaining thirty-five years of his career working for the Springfield Fire Department, retiring as Chief in 2007. In his free time, Chief Greer loved hunting arrowheads, going to flea markets, and collecting coins. He was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services for Greer will be held on Thursday February 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris of the Robertson County Funeral Home, the current Springfield Fire Chief Jimmy Hamill, and retired Springfield firefighter Dick Joyce officiating.
Greer’s funeral service is likely to attract a large crowd given his thirty-five years of service to the community. “He was well known and well liked,” the family told Smokey Barn News Tuesday. “We are very proud of his service to the community.”
Interment will follow funeral services at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Joseph Greer, Jason Greer, and the members of the Springfield Fire Department serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Chief Greer is survived by his wife: Judith Jenkins Greer of Springfield, sons and daughters-in-law: Joseph and Jenny Greer of Springfield, Jason and Dana Greer of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Joni Annette Thompson of Springfield, Julie and Chris Rawls of Springfield, Jamie and Kevin Cole of Springfield, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.