William ‘Bill’ Greear, 86 of Riner, passed away peacefully at home on November 15, 2022. Bill was a lifetime dairy and beef cattle farmer in Riner. He helped establish the Riner Volunteer Fire Department in 1957 and was a Charter Member.
Bill obtained his Dairy Science degree in 1957 from Virginia Tech and was a longtime Farm Bureau member and Board of Director. He served in the Army Reserves from 1958-1965. He was also a member of Auburn United Methodist Church.
Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lockie Jo Nolen Greear; parents, Isaac Jacob and Bessie Edith (Richardson) Greear. He is survived by his children, Rebekah Saylors (Patrick), Scott Greear (Trina), Darin Greear (Tabitha); grandchildren, Brooke Weber (Bobby), Katherine Meadows (Jacob), and Heather Greear; great-grandchildren, Theodore Weber, Aria and Gabe Saligan. He will be missed by his sister, Martha Akers; niece, Laura Via (Steve); great-nephew, Michael Via; as well as Goddaughter, Becki Bain (Eddie).
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. Memorial Services will follow at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.
Special thanks to Becki and Eddie Bain for the absolute BEST care and support anyone could hope for! Also special thanks goes to longtime friends and neighbors, Norman, Marlene, and Brian Burton. The family would like to thank special lifesaving friend and neighbor Kelly Burton and family as well as his lifesaving faithful companion, Rascal. Special thanks to Carilion Clinic Hospice of the NRV.