STI/SPFA Member and Former Board of Director Earl Greer Passes Away

LAKE ZURICH, IL, October 14, 2020 – The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) is sad to report the passing of Earl Greer. Greer was the co-owner of Service Welding and Machine Co., along with his brother Carl, in Louisville, KY. He was a longtime member of STI/SPFA. Earl served on the STI Board of Directors, and was elected to lead the association as President. In 1991, Earl was inducted into the Steel Tank Institute Hall of Fame. He was 79 years old.

Earl also was a past president of Louisville Oil Men’s Club. He was a past member of Audubon Country Club, and The Standard Country Club. Earl was a present member of Hunting Creek Country Club. He was a lifetime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where he served on the board for many years. Earl was in the Army Reserves for six years. He graduated from Eastern High School, Emory University in Atlanta, and did graduate work at the University of Louisville night school. He was an avid Jazz Pianist. He and his wife, Jane, traveled to many United States cities to attend concerts by Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Modern Jazz Quartet, and Monty Alexander.

He loved boating on the Ohio River on his boat the Dear One, and he loved playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Kuehn Greer; brother, Carl F. Greer; two nieces and two nephews, and his beloved German Shepherd, Ginger.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Ln., with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Our condolences to his wife Jane, brother Carl, and all of his family and friends. 

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