August 8, 1928 – April 24, 2015
BOWIE – Minnie Lou Geer, 86, passed away April 21, 2015 in Bowie.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. April 24 at The White Family Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. April 25 at First Baptist Church of Bowie. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.
Lou was born and raised in Post Oak, one of three daughters born Aug. 8, 1928 to Shannon and Georgia Campsey. She attended Jacksboro schools and graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1946. She married Jessie “Jess” Wayne Geer Oct. 11, 1947.
They started a family and had three daughters. Lou later attended college starting at Weatherford. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 1966. She started her teaching career in Forestburg the 1966-1967 school year and taught a couple of years before transferring to Bowie ISD where she taught world geography and Texas history, physical education and gymnastics at Bowie Jr. High.
Throughout her 20-year teaching career, she taught approximately 2,500 students and later still had the magic touch with kids when she taught at the age of 80 in Stoneburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Retired Teachers Association and Busy Bee Quilting Guild in Post.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Geer; parents, Samuel Shannon Campsey and Georgia Marie Roth; sisters, Mary Chaney and Lillah Rae Pitchford; and brother-in-law, Ken Chaney.
Survivors include her three children, Deborah Harris, Watauga, Martha Vincent and husband Lawrence and Connie Thomas and husband Nelson all of Bowie; eight grandchildren, Wayne Leek and wife Patty, Brock, Valarie Gill and husband Darren, Bowie, Marcus Vincent and wife Valerie, Huntsville, AL, Melissa Blackbourn, Sydney, Australia, Michelle Canamar and husband Larry, San Antonio, Jennifer Glover and husband Lyal, Irving, Wes Thomas and wife Linda, Denton and Chase Thomas and wife Amber, Decatur; 18 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Lily, Aubrey and Lauren Gill, Garrett and Jessica Leek, Khristina and Kaitlyn Spears, Morgan and Mackenzie Vincent, Samuel Vincent, Josiah, Levi, Asha and William Blackbourn, Kingston, Ian and Jax Thomas; and one great-great-granddaughter expected to arrive close to her birthday this year.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.