George R. Geer, Sr.

January 20, 1945 - September 29, 2019
George R. Geer, Sr.

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George R. Geer, Sr. 74 of Glen Robbins, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born January 20, 1945 in Martins Ferry, Ohio son of the late Charles E. Geer and Mary “Bonnie” Mace Helling.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by sisters, Geraldine Bell, Elizabeth “Midge” Mount, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bartlett, Mary Evelyn “Dusty” Talmage and Bonnie Jones, brothers, Charles “Dick” Geer and James Wallace Geer.

He was a retired coal miner for the Ohio Valley Coal Corporation in Alledonia, Ohio. George was a member and elder of the Glen Robbins Presbyterian Church, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Post 1, Bridgeport, Ohio, a former member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 180 Martins Ferry, assistant Scout Master, Glen Robbins Troop 294 and assistant coach little league baseball Warren Township. He volunteered as Santa Claus for many years for several different organizations, chuches, family member and the Belmont County Childrens Home. George served in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal E4 in the Vietnam War, where he earned a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Purple Heart. He later served in the Army Reserves and is a member of the Bluenose for crossing the Artic Circle.

George is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Alexander Geer, his son, George (Lesia) Geer, Jr. of Glen Robbins, daughter, Teresa (Clay) Phillips of Smithfield, three grandchildren, Paige Phillips, Connor Phillips and Leland Geer; his sister, Ann Jones of Jacksonville, Florida, his brother, Thomas (Shirley) Duncan of Akron, Ohio, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at the Glen Robbins Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Cindy Foster officiating and Full Military Honors being presented by the VFW Post 4811 Yorkville, Ohio. A gathering will be held following the services at the Glen Robbins Community Center.

Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists St. Clairsville Chapel, 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00 PM

Glenn Robbins Presbyterian Church - Directions
311 County Road 2
Rayland, Ohio 43943

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  • October 03, 2019
    Catherine Carlin says:
    My heartfelt condolences to Patricia and the family. George was a wonderful person and friend. He will be missed. May God bless and comfort his family and may he Rest In Peace.

  • October 03, 2019
    Lois Clyde says:
    Prayers are with you and the family

  • October 03, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of George R. Geer, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, George R. Geer, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • October 04, 2019
    Judy Yelvington says:
    Uncle George will forever be remebered for his love for his family. He was so kind hearted and loving to everyone. He will always live in my heart. My heart breaks for Aunt Patty, Teresa, Georgie, Paige, Conner, and Leland. Sending love, hugs and prayers of comfort. Uncle George was a great american "Hero"! Love, Judy Jones Yelvington

  • October 05, 2019
    Sherry Jones Kurtz says:
    Uncle George, He was a true hero. He was dedicated and loyal to his faith, family, and friends. He never met a stranger, would do anything and give what he could to wherever there was a need. In the face of battle he was true to his word and did the deed. He carried pride for his country and came home valiantly with a blended knee in prayer. Grateful as he was he left a legacy of kindness and helping all he could. He always wore a smile to everyone he met. He will remain a hero to us all. God bless him and may his soul Rest In Peace. May his family find grace.