Gregg Henry Germer, Sr., loving husband, amazing dad, proud Papa G, and dear friend, died suddenly on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at home in Wimberley, Texas, at the age of 63.
An online memorial service has been planned for Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11 a.m., CDT.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to your local Boy Scout Troop or the charity of your choice; any and all comments and memories be added to the linked tribute page below:
Denise, Gregg Jr. and Chris Germer invite you to leave memories and comments on this memorial website:
Born in Alice, Texas, to Elsie and Laverne Richard (Sonny) Germer, Gregg grew up in San Marcos, and graduated from San Marcos High School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1975.
His idyllic childhood included swimming, fishing, camping, and exploring every corner and cave of his hometown on foot, as well as participating in Little League, Scouts, Rattler football and everything that makes an All-American boy.
Gregg earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in 1980, and in 1981, he began a career with Exxon Mobil that would take him on adventures around the world for more than three decades.
Gregg married the great love of his life, Denise Chamness, in 1979. Sons, Gregg Jr. and Christopher completed their family, until Gregg Jr. married Holly and they gave Gregg and Denise the smartest, most beautiful, perfect granddaughter, Evelyn. Evelyn was truly the sparkle in Gregg’s eye.
Gregg participated in his sons’ activities, supporting their dreams and interests with both feet, literally. As Christopher recalls, he coached soccer and baseball, and as Scout Master, Gregg took Christopher’s troop to Philmont Scout Ranch for backpacking trips, as well as supporting Gregg Jr’s competitive cycling events to national championships and beyond.
Upon his retirement, Gregg continued to consult in the oil industry for seven years until he “truly” retired, if you could call it that. Gregg and Denise came home to the Central Texas Hill Country and built their forever dream home in Wimberley. Never one to rest on his laurels, Gregg hauled rocks, designed landscape features, cut brush, and built an outdoor kitchen, patio, and more, creating a true showplace welcoming all who visited.
He loved his home in Wimberley, country music, Tex-Mex foods, barbecue, and spending time with family and lifelong friends.
In retirement, he lived “the good life,” fishing with his favorite teacher and high school football coach, Tommy Martin, and friend, John Hansen. Gregg was the driving force behind gathering his high school friends for official SMHS class reunions, as well as several informal reunions of good friends at area restaurants as well as in his home, where the long-forgotten stories of their childhoods were always filled with much laughter.
Gregg was preceded in death by his father, Sonny; and his grandparents, Gus and Elsa Germer and James and Anita Forbes, He is survived by his wife, Denise; his sons, Gregg Germer, Jr and his wife Holly Germer of Oudenaarde Belgium, and Christopher Germer of Denver CO.; his granddaughter, Evelyn; his mother, Elsie Germer; and his brother, Richard Germer.
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