Atlanta Obituary: Longtime Southwest Atlanta High School Coach has Passed Away

Robert 'Coach' Sidney Greer, age 84, of Atlanta, GA.

As Posted in the AJC Obituary Column:

Robert 'Coach' Sidney Greer, age 84, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was born December 19, 1927 in Atlanta, GA, son of the late Edgar Smith and Elizabeth Coogler Greer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Greer.

Mr. Greer was a Veteran of the US Air Force, a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters degree in Education, also lettered in football at UGA for 3 years in 1948, 1949, 1950, and was a member of the Ben Hill Masonic Lodge #674. Mr. Greer taught school at Southwest Atlanta High School from 1954 to 1970 and he coached and won the city championship in 1966. He was a construction contractor with Greer & Rolling Contracting and was a member of Midway United Methodist Church.

He is survived by three daughters; three grandchildren; three special friends, Rachael Godfrey, Clara Crane and Mike Mathis; sister-in-law, Beth Greer of Alabama; and a host of friends. T

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Greer to Masonic Children's Home (where he built a chapel), 1417 Nottingham Drive, Macon, GA 31211, www.masonichomeofgeorgia.com

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Kathy Greer September 22, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Daddy, please know you have an Army of Your Friends who are helping me to get Justice for you against what Rachel did denying me my Right to bury you and for the violation of law by several to notify next of Kin of your death. You taught me to be a fighter. Well, the entire football team is on my side!! And there are lawyers and they have lawyers, too. And they aren't even charging me a penny. Lots of mad people. I'm crying, hurt and shocked...but they're carrying me, Daddy!! We're back on the bus again. And I'm soooo sorry Rachel stole from you, manipulated you, deceived you and sucked in Clara, Mike and David and all "her" friends. They will all get what is coming to them. God knows that asking forgiveness doesn't count when one knows that it wasn't a matter of I'll "forgive them for they know not what they do."


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