E. Barton Geer


April 28, 1919 - February 8, 2013

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Bart Geer (93) born in Rockwell, Iowa and died at home in Fairmont, NC. He was proceeded in death by his parents Avery and Lou Gibson Geer, brother Milton and sister Susan Jean Strahorn. He is survived by former wife, Iris Carr Geer of Hampton, Va. and daughters Diane Geer Wood (Paul) of Charlottesville, Va. and Cheryl Geer Gresham (Winslow) of Hampton, Va., and wife Beverly Hardin Geer of Fairmont, NC and her children Kevin McLees (Lauren) of Richmond Va., Kristen Milholen (William ) of Carrollton, Va., and Kirk McLees (Myra) of Fairmont, NC, and special Sister-in-Law Betty Lou Brittain of Fairmont, NC.

He is also survived by grandchildren Lindsay Lesemann Kingoff (Joe) and Trip Lesemann of Richmond, Va., Connie Barritt Grizzard (Mark) and Bryce Barritt (Renee) of Kill Devil Hills,NC, Garrett and Trent McLees of Richmond, Va., Kelly and Julia McLees of Fairmont, NC, five great grandsons, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Bart was a graduate of Iowa State University and enjoyed a long career at NACA/NASA Langley retiring, as Director of Systems Engineering and Operations, in 1981. After retiring he worked at Martin Marietta in Baltimore and then Fluidyne Engineering out of Minneapolis, and later as a private Engineering Consultant.

A celebration of Bart’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Bethesda UMC, 8414 S. Creek Rd. Orrum, NC 28368, Rev. Brian Perry officiating. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Queen’s Way, Hampton, Va. 23669

Memorials may be made to Bethesda UMC, First UMC Hampton, or the charity of your choice.

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