Taft Junior “Sonny” Greer (2018-09-27 13:49:14)

Taft Junior “Sonny” Greer, age 68, of Boomer, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at his home.

He was born February 20, 1950 in Grayson County, Virginia to William Howard Taft and Essie Victoria Watson Greer. Sonny was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ferguson. He enjoyed working on small engines; loved collecting tools and playing with his grandchildren. Mr. Greer was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Harold Greer, Clayborn Greer, Shirlie Greer, Vivian Greer and Gaither Greer.

Surviving are his wife, Gayle Myers Greer; daughters, Shelia Greer of Ferguson, Shelley Greer of North Wilkesboro, Sharon Hamby and husband Tom of Patrick, South Carolina; grandchildren, Deven Greer, Ashley Greer, Jacob Marley and a step grandchild, Jaymie Marley, Taylor Greer, Caleb Greer, Kara Greer, Thomas John Hamby, Nikki Hamby, Jakob Hamby; siblings, Shelby Waters and Caroll Greer both of North Wilkesboro, Gerald Greer of Lenoir, Viola Triplett of Ferguson; other daughters, Paula Cowick of Apex, N.C., Annie Anderson of Lenoir; many other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ferguson with Rev. Leonard Younce and Rev. Brian Keith Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

The family would like to thank Wake Forest Baptist Health and Hospice and special thank you to Pauline Watts of Hospice.