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Dennis L. Greer

March 9, 1945 — May 12, 2024

Dennis Lynn Greer passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 12, 2024, after a nearly four year battle with cancer. He was born in Pomona, CA, March 9, 1945 to Masel and Gwendolyn Greer and grew up in southern Illinois where he graduated from Eldorado High School in 1963. Dennis graduated in January, 1968 from University of Missouri at Rolla with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

The summers of 1966 and 1967 Dennis worked for Texas Eastern Gas Transmission Corp. on a crew doing maintenance on the pipeline. After graduation he joined Texas Eastern as a Jr. Electrical Engineer in Shreveport, LA where he met Ann Meredith and they were married on July 6, 1968. From August 1968 to August, 1970 he fulfilled his ROTC military commitment as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. His military career included a one year unaccompanied tour in South Korea where he was stationed near the DMZ with North Korea. Ann was able to follow him to South Korea and worked with Army Corps of Engineers and then the United Nations Command in Seoul.

Dennis and Ann returned to Shreveport in 1970 where Dennis rejoined Texas Eastern and was subsequently Section Supervisor of Design & Construction Div., Project Coordinator of Technology & Development Group in New Venture Development Div., and Supervisor of the Instrumentation, Communication and Electrical Section.

Dennis and Ann moved to Houston, TX in 1976 when Texas Eastern moved its headquarters to Houston Center. Dennis attended SMU’s Finance & Accounting for Non Financial Executives in 1976, Texas A&M’s Executive Development Course in 1978, and Harvard’s Management Development Course in 1980.

Dennis was named Assistant Director of Synthetic Fuels Div. in 1980, Assistant Director of Public Relations in 1981 and later that year Director of Special Projects, Administrative Group. In 1983 he was names General Manager of the Real Estate Division and President of Houston Center Corp. and Vice President Administration of Texas Eastern in 1984, while continuing as President of Houston Center Corp. His favorite job was with Houston Center continuing the development of Texas Eastern’s 32 blocks of land on the east side of downtown – Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center and Main Street Square – paving the way for the expansion of downtown east of Main Street.

In 1989 Texas Eastern sold Houston Center to JMB Properties Co. Dennis retired from Texas Eastern and served as Senior Vice President & Regional Manager of JMB until 1994 when JMB sold Houston Center to Heitman Properties and he became Senior Vice President & Senior Regional Manager for Heitman until 1999 when Heitman sold the property to Kennedy Wilson Ltd and Dennis continued as Senior Vice President for Kennedy Wilson until 2000.

While he was President of Houston Center, Dennis was on the Board of Directors of Central Houston, Inc., a non-profit corporation focusing on development and refurbishment of the central city area. Dennis joined Central Houston as Chief Operating Officer In 2002. He enjoyed working the next twelve years to improve the Central Business District.

Dennis was also a past Board of Director member of Project GRAD, Houston Center Club, Theater Under the Stars, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and Houston Downtown Management Board.

Over the years Dennis and Ann were able to travel to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. Two most memorable trips were with Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church groups to Israel (2011) and Footsteps of Paul in Greece (2015) with Pastor Dave Peterson and his wife Terri.

Dennis always valued his education which allowed him to have a successful career. It was his greatest desire and joy to see that his grandchildren have help in reaching their goals. He loved his family and enjoyed living close to all his grandchildren and being together frequently. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. God, family and country were cornerstones of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann Greer, son Shawn and his wife Amanda, son Mike and his wife Amy and grandchildren Jonathon, Ariana, Klara, Amaya, Amarie, Mikayla, Christian, Joshua, Emma and Riley.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church on June 21, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers in honor of Dennis the family ask donations be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

11612 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024

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