Russell David Greiner

Russell David Greiner

1958 – 2023

Russell David Greiner was born May 13, 1958 in Tulsa Oklahoma to Russell and Bernice Greiner. The family moved to Elkhart Kansas when he was a small child. He attended Elkhart Public Schools and graduated in 1976.

When he was a teenager he began driving trucks in the Kansas oil fields. He developed a love for trucking that began his 49 year career as a professional truck . David loved his Peterbilt trucks and owned 2 of his own. During his career he went to 48 states, Canada, The Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

In 1990 he married Melody. During their 34 years together they raised 2 sons, Cody and Dustin. Family was so important to David and his boys were his pride and joy. No matter where he was he made every attempt to be home for every ball game, band concert or whatever activity his boys had. He was so proud of their every accomplishment and even prouder of the men they became.

Although he was raised in church he didn’t give his heart and soul to Jesus until 1998. From that day on he was steadfast in his love and belief in God. He let that shine through his kindness and generosity to those in need.

In 2023 he was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma and then histiocytic sarcoma. He fought valiantly through every step with Jesus by his side and unwavering faith to the last breath.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Russell and Bernice.

David is survived by his wife Melody, sons Cody Chiles and Dustin Greiner. Two daughters in love Stephanie Chiles and Kristin Greiner, grandson Izaic Chiles, sisters Sherrie Savela and Craig, Ruscella Greiner, sister in laws Glenda Wheeler and Debbie McSperitt. Many beloved nieces and nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to

Services are pending at this time.

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