Robert Neer, 79, Greenville

Robert Neer, 79, of Greenville, died at 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Young Funeral Home in Greenville, with the Rev. Wayne Pierce officiating. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Greenville. Visitation was held on Saturday evening at the funeral home. Memorials: Bond County Senior Citizens Center.

Mr. Neer was born on March 20, 1929, in Greenville, the son of Steve and Berniece Thorne Neer. He married Lorene Nevinger on Jan. 3, 1947, in Pierron.

He was a lifelong resident of Greenville and worked his entire career at Coates Steel Ball, retiring in 1987. He was an avid fisherman and a member of the Bond County Rod and Gun Club. He attended Smithboro Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Steve Neer of Greenville, Terry Neer and his wife Mary of Greenville, and Bill Neer and his wife Kitty of Greenville; daughter, Debbie Neer of Greenville; sister, Nelda and her husband Dean Anthony of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harold Neer and Charles Neer.

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