Junior was born March 6, 1937 in New London, Wisconsin, son of the late Merle and Laura Greely. Junior has lived in North Carolina since the ‘60s, but has always managed to return to his roots. He loved Wisconsin and his family very much.
Junior is survived by his wife, Christine, Mount Holly, NC; daughter, Patricia (Tony) Henderson, Lowell, NC; sons, Richard (Marte) Greely, Mount Holly, NC and James Greely, Dallas, NC; siblings, James (Margaret) Greely, Crandon, WI; Kenneth (Dianne) Greely, Shiocton, WI; Willard “Buck” Greely, Shiocton, WI; Geraldine (Kenneth) Hansen, Shiocton, WI; Susan (James) Dahlke, Appleton, WI and Sandy Williams, New London, WI. Junior is further survived by Christine’s family and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as grandchildren in North Carolina. Junior was preceded in death by his parents; son, Junior Merle II; sister, Judith Manley; sister-in-law, Marilyn Greely; brothers-in-law, George Williams and Lyle Manley and nephew, Shawn Robert.
A memorial fund has been established in Junior’s name at Grace Lutheran Church, E8010 Hwy 22, Bear Creek, WI 54922 – “Building Fund”.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service, 1503 South York Rd. Gastonia. Interment was in the Westview Gardens Cemetery in Bessemer City, NC. Arrangements were with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, NC. Assisting in Wisconsin is the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London.