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John Frank 'Hippie' Greer

October 17, 1947 — June 23, 2024


John Frank 'Hippie' Greer

John Frank ‘Hippie’ Greer, 76, of Abbeville, husband of Marie Cobb Greer, died Sunday, June 23, 2024, at his home. He was born in Anderson to the late Frank Roland and Katie Mattison Greer.

Known fondly as ‘Hippie’ to many, Johnny was a graduate of Abbeville High School, Class of 1965. Following high school, he served in the SC National Guard before embarking on a long and fulfilling career with the CSX Railroad, retiring after 40 years as a conductor. Johnny touched the lives of many with his hard work and dedication towards others. He was a member of South Side Baptist Church.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie, of the home; son, Jay Greer of Abbeville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Graveside services will be 10:00AM, Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Dr. Joel Bradberry officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Johnny, may be sent to the Humane Society of Abbeville County, PO Box 256. Abbeville, SC 29620 or DAV - Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Piedmont Agency on Aging - Meals on Wheels, PO Box 997, Greenwood, SC 29648.

The family is at the home.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

2699 Hwy 72 West, Abbeville, SC 29620

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