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Wallace "Wally" Greer


May 9, 1923 ~ June 19, 2012


Wallace “Wally” Greer, 89, Caldwell, retired airplane mechanic and sheet metal worker, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Sumner County District #1 Hospital in Caldwell, Kansas.


Wally was born May 9, 1923 at Sacramento, California, to Frank and Ruth Margaret (Baccellia) Greer. He attended and graduated from Sacramento High School, Sacramento, California.


He lived in California and served in the Air Force for three years, working at McClellan Air Force Base as an airplane mechanic. While living in California he also built three beautiful homes of his own.


Wally loved to make wooden toys, was an avid fisherman, and loved to cook and bake. He made sugar cookies at Christmas and painstakingly decorated them to give to family and friends. They were said to be the best they’d ever had.


After his first wife Alice Jean died October 10, 1983 he met and married Virginia Ruth Clements June 27, 1987.


In July of 2006 he and Virginia Ruth moved to Caldwell, Kansas. Wally was a Christian and attended the First Baptist Church in Caldwell. He was a great human being, a loving husband with a gentle soul, and we all loved him.


Wally is preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Jean, two children, Sharon and Jackie, his sisters Lucille, Della, Harriet; his brother Robert and beloved toy poodle, Punky.


He is survived by his wife Virginia Ruth and their toy poodle Baby of Caldwell; son, Wallace Greer Jr. of Sacramento, California; daughters, Karen Price of Justin, Texas and Valerie Long of Mesa Arizona; sister, Ruthann Greer of Sacramento, California; brother, Elwood Greer of Loomis, California; grandchildren, Kimberlee, Frank, Brandon, Deanna, Shelly and Carl; great-grandchildren, Frank Christopher II, Brian, Benjamin and Abram.


A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Caldwell. Pastor Richard Awtery will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Sacramento, California.


Memorials may be given to the DaVita Dialysis Center in Winfield, Kansas.


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Eric Eaton

Family and Friends - 06/21/2012

Dear Greers,


I pray for you during this time. I always enjoyed the conversations I had with Wally when I would see him walk by our house with your poodle. It was just last week he had asked us if the kids needed any toys. We have a couple he had made and the kids enjoy them.


Our condolences.


The Eaton Family


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your wife and babiewe miss bu

Family and Friends - 06/27/2012

we miss you so much. babie sure does miss you.


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Your daughter-in-law

Family and Friends - 06/27/2012

My memories of you, are that you touched my heart, in so many ways that I will have forever


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your son Wallace Greer Jr

Family and Friends - 06/28/2012

I learned a lot from you how to hunt but you were better then I how to fish but you were better than I when we walked the side of the stream you were always far ahead of me and this was when I was a young man I had trouble keeping up with you


I Love you I miss you but I'll always have you in my heart and mind


Love your son Wally Jr


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Shelly, your Granddaughter

Family and Friends - 06/28/2012

I will miss your genuinely caring and warm smile, your plaid shirts that always smelled like cigars, and your soft spoken voice. You were so loved, even though we didn't live close by. I hold so many fond memories during my early childhood of going fishing with you, going to the ocean once, and watching as you fed the squirrels on your deck in Paradise, CA. I am happy to know you are now resting peacefully.


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Your Great Grandson Frank Christopher Kainoa Greer

Family and Friends - 06/29/2012

Great Grandpa

I just turned 6 months to little to understand anything. I've been told that my Great Grandpa never got to meet me, hold me or talk to me, he just saw pictures of me. But my Grandparents, my Aunt and my Dad and Mom. They tell me that I am to carry on the last name of my Great Grandpa, and they have been sharing so many stories of him and also they show me pictures.


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Kimberlee,your Ganddaughter

Family and Friends - 06/30/2012

Grandpa I will truly miss you. I will miss learning more about you as I got older as you would share your stories about your time in the airforce and how you would repair the airplanes. I will treasure my memories of you and share them with my nephew Frank Christopher especially one of your favorite game shows The Price Is Right because you were always a better contestant than the ones that were playing the actual game if you were a contestant you would have won! I will treasure my wooden car and especially my table and chairs that I still have and use often.I love you very much grandpa thank you for the great memories

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