David Wayne Greer

David W. Greer, 54, of Basehor, KS passed away Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at his home.   


Dave was born May 12, 1966 to the late Luther Greer and Mildred Sampson in Poplarville, MS.  Dave chose a career in service of the United States Coast Guard. Dave assisted in rescue efforts for Hurricane Katrina and was activated following the 9/11 attacks. He retired after obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His service to his country continued as a civilian when he went to work as an IT Specialist at the Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center in Topeka. For the last 8 years, Dave worked for the Leavenworth VA Hospital.


In his free time, Dave dedicated his life to his friends and family. He enjoyed coaching and watching his daughter play softball. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Dave also loved doing projects around the house. He could usually be found working on a project in his building. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Tracy Greer, his daughter, Samantha; and son Nathan; two brothers, Luther “Buddy” Greer, and wife Vivian; Brad Greer and wife Leigh. 



A celebration of Dave’s life will take place on Monday, August 17th at 10 AM at Cross Points Church, 6824 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217.   Please be aware masks will be required and social distancing must be practiced.

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Veteran’s Community Project, 8900 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.

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16 Comments on “David Wayne Greer”

  1. John M Lundin Says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Greer family. I feel very fortunate to have met and worked with Dave and to have shared many great memories over the years. I’m glad I was able to call and talk with him last week. Tracy and the kids will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    John & Theresa Lundin

  2. Carol Nightengale Says:

    I met Dave when I moved to Topeka in 1998 to work for the Coast Guard. I was so happy when we were able to hire him back as a civilian in later years. I have so many fond memories of Dave, and will always remember his deep love for family and friends. I remember how happy he was when Sam and Nathan were born, and I loved hearing stories of the Greer household as they were growing up. It warms my heart to know that Dave was a friend that could share the good and bad times of life. Tracy, I’d love to share some memories with you one of these days. Dave had such a kind, genuine heart and will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences and love to all of you

  3. Anna Unmack Says:

    I attend Cross Points also. Even though we may have not met,I’ll be praying for you and the family. My heart goes out to you but I know God’s loving arms are wrapped around you.

  4. Stan Lantz Says:

    I have been blessed to have known Dave; and had the opportunity to work beside him… hard work often, but taking time to enjoy moments and stories of our lives and adventures. I was able to learn much from Dave in our work together and was often impressed at the professional touch he added to whatever project we were working on. Recently Dave reached out to me to research my feelings on RV living as he was talking about a ‘Great Adventure’ in an RV. We talked about the trip later and it sounded like everything turned out perfect. My heart goes out to everyone of Daves loved ones, I pray for your healing and peace. God Bless You.

  5. Alan Fernald Says:

    My prayers for strength and comfort to Tracy and the kids that I never met, but heard many good things about in the couple of years that I worked with Dave in Leavenworth. He was great to work with, but he truly stood out because he always put his family first.

  6. Gary Earling Says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Dave at the Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center. He made work enjoyable with his attitude and strong work ethic. I also had the pleasure of coaching his son Nathan in soccer. Nathan eventually went on to other endeavors. Just like his dad though he gave it his all. I remember Dave being 200% invested in his family. I am very sorry for the families loss and if there is anything that Dave’s friends at PPC can do to help please let me know.

  7. The Zakrzewski Family Says:

    Sending Love and Prayers for our dear friends Buddy & Viv and the rest of the family. May God Bless and comfort you during this difficult time. We are always nearby, and never too far. Love you all

    Zak, Janice and our WV crew

  8. Susan Mayberry Says:

    Your dad (and husband) was a one of a kind GREAT person! THE BEST human a person could know. LOVED his family more than anything in this world. Such a kind, funny, and supportive parent toward me as a teacher and coach. LOVE you guys so much. Shocked and saddened for your sudden pain and loss of the best dad/husband in the world to you guys!
    Coach Mayberry

  9. Russ and Tami Says:

    We didn’t know Dave very well. Our interaction was mainly a wave and hello as we passed in the street or as we worked on our lawns. Our hearts go out to the Greer family after this sudden loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Karen & Rick Stadler Says:

    Tracy and family- Rick and I are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was such a great man, very dedicated to you all, great coworker, and very funny. He was always willing to help a shipmate out and was a blast to work with. Great sense of humor and made work enjoyable, whether it was his work as a civilian at PPC, or on Reserve weekends. We are sending prayers for all of you.

    RIP Chief. We have the watch.

    Karen & Rick

  11. Steve Burrell Says:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with him for several years at the Pay Center too, and he was always a pleasure to work with. He was a good, decent family man.

  12. Dan Rogers Says:

    Can’t believe you and Nathan were here a couple weeks ago fishing with me! You will be missed! Sorry to Tracy, Nathan and Sam for their loss! I know that Dave loved you all more then anything. Prayers to the entire family. If you need anything at all don’t hesitate to ask.

  13. Natalee Says:

    David was a very down-to-earth, kind man who knew his IT job well and always willing to assist. He will be missed.


    Prayers for all his family. I knew David from work. He always had a smile on his face and was so helpful. We will miss him.

  15. Jeffrey Chilton Says:

    I met Dave in Hawaii – we both served onboard the CGC RUSH – Dave, myself and my wife were literally best friends – when the RUSH was homeport, we did everything together – we biked around Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head – we did dinners together, spent New Years Eve together and we even got diver certified together. When the RUSH was underway, Dave and I spent plenty of days/nights talking – we spent every port-call together – Panama, Tijuana San Diego, Puerto Vallarta, Columbia, Guatemala, Kodiak, Adak, and of course Dutch Harbor – we were literally together all the time.

    When it was Dave’s time to transfer, to Kansas of all places, I was stuck on RUSH for one more year – damn I missed that guy – but when it was my time to leave and drive across country to Virginia, I made sure we made a pit stop in Kansas to see my good buddy Dave – Next few years, he came to see me in Virginia and I went back to Kansas to see him.

    Over the years we didn’t stay in too much contact, other than a text here and there and Facebook – Dave was busy doing the awesome things he does – being a good husband and one hell of a father – teaching/coaching his girls softball and just staying active in their lives – I would see pictures of Dave on Facebook and it was always with family and the texts he would send would always be about softball and or Hunting – not sure if anyone knew this, but Dave liked to hunt 😉

    Bottom line – I am going to miss David Greer – I will forever hold the memories for the time we spent together – he is DAMN GOOD MAN and the world and his family are the ones that will miss out – I love you buddy and will always think about you.

  16. Peggy Foster-Kratzberg Says:

    My sincere condolences again to all the family. I did not know Dave, but by all appearances he must have been a great guy who will be sorely missed.
    May he rest in peace, and God comfort you in your grief.

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