The lead singer of Geekzilla, Jake Greer, had his final encore leaving behind astonished band members, Dave Buckles and Rob Blair. The band had been contemplating a comeback tour that would have ranged to the far flung metropolises of Chesterfield, Moonsville, Alexandria and possibly Lapel depending on if the ban had been lifted.
Jake was known for his death defying acts over the years of facing down Juvenile Diabetes and riding the highs and lows of blood sugars. The head of the Geekzilla Fan Club and Jake’s daughter, Hailey Greer, was the central focus of Jake’s body of work. Jake’s Mom, Ann Alexander, was heard to say “I always knew my son had talent, not particularly as a singer, but he had talent.” Jake’s roadies included his father, Gary Greer and brothers Clay and Josh Greer and sister Heather Waymire. They are currently for hire and looking for the same workload, which is nothing.
Jake’s artistic efforts included a yellow belt in Karate, Super Hero reenactment at the Chesterfield 4th of July parade, and Bridesmaid for all who asked. As an Ollie’s Superfan, Jake was a mediocre bartender and was known to terrify the masses with his Karaoke. Jake’s nose for whiskey was an envy to those who enjoy the libation, especially his buddy, Mickey.
There was never a dull performance by Jake who put his full effort into being a loving father, wonderful brother, not quite trustworthy uncle, and a son that made his parents smile. Jake will be remembered as someone who brought ‘living loud’ with him wherever he went, inspiring good feelings and great memories (but not remembered so much for his singing!) Anyone who can get the band listed on Wikipedia for 30 consecutive days will get $100 from Uncle Troy, his staunch supporter.
Jake’s visitation will begin at noon on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the Moose Lodge #150 (225 E. Pine Street) in Anderson. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:30pm.
In accordance with CDC and local health guidelines, facial coverings will be required for those attending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Humane Society.
Prayers for the repose of Jake’s soul. Prayers for the family. I am so sorry for your loss!
My brother – I met you on Social Media. We never knew each other in the physical but we knew each other. I appreciate the political points we agreed on but I love the ones we disagreed on even more. Rest Well my friend and see you on the other side 🥃
Jake was a character. One we loved very much. His antics always made us laugh. He was a great friend to my David & we will miss him terribly.
Awww Jake… you will be missed. I’m so sorry for your loss Rob and Dave, friends and family, and especially daughter, Hailey. I will never forget all of the fun times had with Rob, Dave, and Jake at Ball State – forming a mosh pit in the upstairs bedroom, sliding down the steps on mattresses and bicycles, and the one hit wonder – “Punk Rock Love Song”.
What are we gonna do with all his pea green ping pong balls ?
Indeed!! If only we knew
Ann, Gary, Josh, Clay, Heather and especially Hailey,
Our hearts are so sadden and heavy over the loss of Jake. Please know our prayers will continue for all through this grief journey. We are out of state or would attend service to support all of you. Please reach out if there is anything you need.
Gracie & John
I’ve known Jacob since he was a very young child. He always had such a winning personality and a love for life. His father is so proud of him and I know will miss him so very much. My heart breaks for such a loss of a wonderful young man.
Every time I was at my darkest, Jake would call me on Messenger, actually call and reach out, and since comming home from Iraq in 2006 the only man who ever did
He never forgot me, and You could never forget Jake
All my brothers and sisters left with my dad in the devorce, the Greers always made me feel like this is how I’m going to.raise my kids, Jake was a lot like me in that he really cared about his friends, remembered little things nobody but he remembers, and always cared if you where smiling
It’s like he knew how the world was and just wanted you to know it was OK to laugh when he let you throw his needles in his tummy like a dartboard
Life has roadblocks, obstacles, and Jake would always remind you it’s not the roadblock or the obstacle Ken, it’s how you except it and how you choose to take it
When I was at my lowest Jake would circle around the Universe and come find me…
Greer Family you don’t have to.circle, I’m right here to.do anything you need, I’m so sorry for your loss
Thank you to who ever wrote this, its amazing and so Jake. It makes me happy to read.
Dear Greer Family,
I didn’t know your son, but by his obituary, I wish I had. I truly loved the way it was written. No sorrow, just laughter. I hope mine is just as humorous as Jake’s. You were so blessed to have him in your lives. I find it sad that he was taken away at such a young age.
So saddened to read this, but also reminded of the joy Jake brought to everyone around him and the joy those memories will continue to bring to everyone who knew him. Rest easy brother, and I hope we meet again.
Jake, my man pal, you will be missed. I take it that the wonderful gift’s you brought to earth must be needed elsewhere right now. You made a huge impact on the lives of my daughter’s Olivia and Sophia and for that I will always be grateful. My heart goes out to all those you love and all those who love you. Hailey, I am here whenever you need me.
Remember when you were young and your heart was still whole undamaged from the pain of heartbreak. Jake was that for me, he was my first love. From the moment I met Jake he made me laugh. Before meeting his family he told me he was the only red head in his family. I remember going to my first family function with him and his grandma buying everyone nose harps. Who knew that such a thing existed. Of course we all sat around trying to create masterpieces with our noses. Jake sure did love his family. He always told me Heather saved his life. I can only imagine what a wonderful father Jake became. Although I haven’t seen him in so long. I will forever miss him. There was just something special.. that light in his eyes that..few carry, always making people happy.
Jake was a wonderful guy and anyone who knew him loved him❤️ I met him when my daughter April dated him for many years in and after high school and
Jake always stayed in our hearts.