Dr. Clyde H. Greer (1936 – 2022)

Clyde H. Greer, 85, of The Woodlands, TX, passed peacefully into heaven Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Clyde was born to Hugh Greer and Wilma (Dyer) Greer on December 7, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas. He lived a rich and dynamic life.

Clyde graduated from Crystal City High School where he participated in and enjoyed all sports with extra fondness for football and baseball. Clyde earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in Austin and was an avid Longhorn fan. He obtained his Master of Education from Texas State University in San Marcos and his Doctorate in Education Administration from The University of Texas. He met the love of his life, Winnie Grisham, through mutual friends when Winnie was teaching school in Lake Jackson, TX. They were married on June 13, 1959, in San Marcos, TX. Clyde and Winnie were loving partners, devoted parents and shared a fulfilling life together for 63 years.

Clyde invested himself in people of all ages. He believed education was the great equalizer and advocated for all children to receive the best educational opportunities possible. Clyde led by example and became a teacher, bus driver, football coach, assistant principal, principal, university professor, superintendent and executive for the Texas Association of School Boards. His professional life truly served the entirety of the great Lone Star State he deeply loved, by working in Dallas, Weslaco, Tulia, Sonora, Kerrville, Hays County, and Austin. Clyde also served his community by holding a variety of leadership roles in local organizations, churches and community clubs too numerous to list. He was admired by people of all ages and was often referred to as the “Pied Piper of Children.” He had the unique ability to capture a child’s heart, and young or old, we all wanted to be our very best selves when in his presence.

Clyde was generous with his time, resources, and heart. He lived abundantly, and when not sharing his love of learning, he was listening to a variety of music (Willie Nelson to Italian opera), voraciously reading through Western or action novels, traveling to the next adventurous locale, strolling the Frio River in Leakey, or enjoying a scoop of Butter Pecan Blue Bell ice cream. His love for horses, dogs and all animals ran deep. He laughed heartily and loved deeply.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Winnie Grisham Greer of The Woodlands, TX, son James Brett Greer (Shelly) of Kerrville, TX, and daughter, Julie Ann Greer Stobbe (Doug) of The Woodlands, TX. His four grandchildren, Megan Greer, Hunter Greer, Connor Stobbe & Katie Stobbe, will miss their Papa most profoundly. He is also survived by his sister, Gayle Greer Reagan of Navasota, TX, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements for the family will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, May 15, at Forest Park in The Woodlands, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider donating to your choice of education foundation while a scholarship bearing his name is established.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com for the Greer and Stobbe families.

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