Rodger Thomas Greear, 71, of Marion, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with visitation one hour prior to service.
Rodger was born August 25, 1946, the son of Thomas and LaVerne (Derby) Greear, in Cedar Rapids. He served four tours with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. On January 14, 1981, he was married to Vicky Marsh. Rodger was a police officer with the Marion Police Department until his retirement in 1999.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked working outside. As a firearm ENTHUSIAST, he greatly enjoyed working on his guns.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Greear; six children, Rodger (Cara) Gray, Benjamin Greear, Andrew (Karen) Greear, Stephanie (Scott) Vesey, Shannon (Todd) Albright, John Greear; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Vern (Janet) Greear; honorary brother-in-law, Jim Douglas; and nephews, Tom and Dave Greear, and Jeff and Jamie Moon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Cole Gray; great-grandson, Roran Clark; and honorary sister-in-law, Carlene Douglas.
Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society in memory of Rodger.