James Worth Greer

December 22, 1929 - June 5, 2022 Avondale, PA | Age 92

Mr. James Worth Greer, age 92 of Avondale, PA passed away on Sunday, June 5th 2022 at his home. He was the husband of the late Mary M. (Blevins) Greer who passed away on August 15, 2016. Born on December 22, 1929 in Lansing, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Roy Andrew and Vina (Calhoun) Greer.

Mr. Greer attended Lansing High School before moving to Pennsylvania to find work. In the early 1950’s he began working for Chrysler in Newark where he worked up until his retirement in 1983. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking and playing the guitar. He was an avid NASCAR and Phillies baseball fan. Mr. Greer was a longtime member of the New London Baptist Church where he served the church as a custodian and in many other ways as well. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the neighborhood ‘grandpa’.

Mr. Greer is survived by his children, Janet Barker (fiancé John R. Porter), Joyce Rivera (Roberto), Jenny Taylor (Robert Stoker), James Greer, Jr. (Dorothy), Janice Perry (Keith Brown), Julie Taylor (Douglas) and Dana Evans (Mike); 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and his sister, Lullabell Horne. Mr. Greer is preceded in death by his daughter Mary Lou who passed away in 1959.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 9 to 11 AM at the New London Baptist Church, 226 Pennocks Bridge Road, West Grove, PA 19390 where services will begin at 11 AM. The interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions may be made in Mr. Greer’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Memorial Donations

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


Funeral Service

June 10, 2022 11 AM New London Baptist Church
226 Pennocks Bridge Road
West Grove, PA 19390


  1. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    Heather Dowell | June 9, 2022 at 5:08 PM
  2. Sending thoughts and prayers.Heaven has gained a great man,he’s now with god and Aunt Matt.Love You all your cousin William (Eddie)Steed.Rest in Peace Uncle Worth.

    William Steed | June 8, 2022 at 5:45 PM
  3. Joyce & family,
    Sorry for your father’s passing. My prayer to the family.

    Dianna | June 8, 2022 at 12:20 PM
  4. My deepest condolences go out to my dear friend Janice, her children, her siblings and her nieces and nephews. Janice, your Dad was a wonderful man. I remember him as proud of his lovely home, his prolific vegetable gardens and his deep ties to his North Carolina roots. Hold tight to those lifelong memories. Sincerely, René Fries

    Rene Fries | June 8, 2022 at 10:11 AM
  5. Julie and family I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bonnie D’Antonio

    Bonnie D'Antonio | June 7, 2022 at 9:33 AM
  6. So very sorry to hear about Worth. My late Father-in-Law Onnie Greer was his brother. Prayers for your family.

    Darlene Greer | June 7, 2022 at 7:37 AM
  7. Family, We are sorry for your great loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all the peace that only He can give.

    Jim and Belinda McCoy | June 6, 2022 at 8:37 PM

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