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Keister Greer dead at 86

From the Roanoke Times comes word of the passing of former Rocky Mount lawyer Keister Greer.

From a 1999 news release on the re-appointment of Mr. Greer to the U.Va. Board of Visitors:

“T. Keister Greer has been a member of the Virginia Bar Association for 50 years and the California Bar Association for 45 years, specializing in water and land litigation in both states. He has served on the Board of Directors of the First Virginia Bank for 23 years, chairing the board of the First Virginia Bank of Franklin County for 20 years.

“Greer attended the University of Virginia between 1939 and 1942 before leaving the school for service in the United States Marine Corps. As a second lieutenant, first lieutenant and captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, he saw combat in World War II in the Pacific, including the Battle of Okinawa. In November 1945, Keister Greer reentered UVA, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor.”

Greer also was the author of two books on Franklin County’s colorful history and the father of Circuit Judge G. Carter Greer.

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