Thursday, January 11, 2018

In Memory of Kevin Greer

Kevin Greer Obituary

T-shirt Gallery lost a great friend and even greater person. Kevin we will miss you and know we will continue to provide excellent service for whom ever follows in your footsteps. "Hang 10 Brah!"

Houston, TX

Heaven has gained another tremendous part of our hearts on October 10th, 2017. Kevin Lee Greer, born October 16th, 1962, has joined his mother Carolyn Teeter, and his brother James Greer in peace. Kevin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and later moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Mary Caroll High School.

His heart took an interest in photography and journalism. He later went on to work at Channel 3 news in Corpus Christi as a photojournalist. After gaining experience, he took another position in Houston, at Channel 13, to spend most of his working career with their team. Shooting all the stories from miracles to turmoil. He stood his ground through many hurricanes, and interviewed some of the most interesting and famous people of this world. The hectic life of a major television photojournalist takes a toll on your mentality, so Kevin later took the leap into his own business. This in which he chose to call "Breakout Social Media and Marketing", where he took on many clients.

He grew up on the Coastal bend where the ocean stole a piece of his heart. Throughout his life, surfing remained a constant and important part of his personal and professional career. This love would lead to his next endeavor. Upon his brother James' passing, Kevin began the James Greer Foundation and was the driving force behind The Cinco De Mayo Pro event hosted in Corpus Christi each May. Kevin started a surf team sponsored by his late brother's restaurant, Atomic Omelet and Grill, to compete in the foundation's surf competition. This event raised thousands of dollars in scholarships for coastal bend surfers as well as creating competition and comradery in the area and beyond. He later began work with a surf legend to grow the foundation and the competition to help more surfers have a chance to compete at a higher level and have the chance to complete a college education. This, all in the spirit of creating a better start than many surfers his age were unable to achieve when they were younger, including himself.

Kevin is survived by his father Robert Greer (wife Rene Greer), The love of his life Toby Hunt, daughter Jesi Greer, brother Steven Greer (wife Sandra Greer), sister Debi Bradley (husband Bob Bradley and daughter Alyssa), brother Robby Roberts (wife Dee Roberts) nephews Kyle Greer (Fiance Brittney Ellis), Jase Greer, Justin Roberts, nieces Lindsey and Saide Roberts.

Funeral plans are set to take place in Houston and we ask that you please also meet us where the sky touches the sea for a paddle out in his honor to be held in Corpus Christi the following day. Please visit the Facebook page "Celebrating Kevin Greer" for updates to dates and times of these events. "Shaka Brah!"
Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on Oct. 26, 2017