Edwin was born in Neodesha on May 27, 1921, the son of Lyman and Grace Mikesell Greer. He attended Newland School in Thayer.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Following his discharge he worked as a crane operator for Vanel Boise Company on Guam. He returned to the United States and farmed in the Neodesha and Thayer areas and also worked as a welder for Archer Daniels Midland Company.
He retired from farming in 2007.
Edwin was a life member of the V.F.W. in Neodesha.
He is survived by his special friend, Lila O’Donnell, Mason City, Iowa; a brother, Jack Greer, Chanute; two sisters, Grace Ellen McGoularick and Coleen Chambers, both of Eureka Springs, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, and 13 brothers and sisters.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Burial will follow in Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Thayer and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.