Carl Meadows Greeson Jr., age 70, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Highland House Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Fayetteville, NC. 

Born on April 16, 1951 in Winston-Salem, NC he was a son of Carl and June Long Greeson. 

Carl moved with his parents to Fayetteville, NC in 1964 and graduated from Terry Sanford High School in 1969. He attended Guilford College and Elon College. Carl was an accomplished and gifted piano/organ player. He enjoyed playing in local Fayetteville bands in the early seventies- the highlight of Carl’s life was playing keyboard for popular singer B.J. Thomas for 26 years. 

He was preceded in death by his father Carl M. Greeson. 

Carl is survived by his mother June Long Greeson; son: Adam Greeson (Casey); daughter: Carly Greeson; grandson: Adrian Gonzales; sister Susan Cole (Benny); niece: Leigh Cole Davis; great nephews: Ben Davis, Jacob Davis; great niece: Ava Davis; several aunts, many cousins and special friends. 

A memorial graveside service will be held on October 8, 2021 at 3 PM at Springwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Whitsett, NC. 

Memorials in Carl’s memory can be made to Springwood Cemetery, Community home care & Hospice of Fayetteville or a charity of one’s choice. 

Thanks to Highland House and Community home care & Hospice of Fayetteville for your supportive care. 

Online condolences may be offered at 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Greeson family. 

Memories Timeline


  1. Carl our Friendship will never end even after death . Julia and I will miss you along with so many in the Music World Your Friendship was a Gift to us . Gods Speed and May You Rest in Peace.

  2. Carl introduced himself to me at a music store I managed. We both enjoyed music and then discovered he was BJ Thomas’s keyboard player. My wife and I had attended many concerts and Carl was always took the time to greet us and make us welcome. Rest in peace Carl.

  3. First met Carl in Music Theory Class in high school. Always enjoyed his accomplishments. So gifted. Rest In Peace Carl🙏🎶

  4. So sad about Carl’s passing. Attended many BJ Thomas concerts since 1975 & Carl was so talented & sweet. He will always be missed 💙

  5. My girls and I will miss you. You were so talented. Watching you and BJ perform “Song for my Brother “ was one of my favorite highlights of your career.
    Rest In Peace my sweet friend.
    We love you.

  6. Carl was a very talented man and all around great guy. I am sure he was greeted by his life long friend, Barry Pylant, upon crossing the pearly gates. Barry always referred to Carl as his mentor. Rest in peace. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

  7. I thank God for Mr. Greeson who was one of the musicians on my original CD recorded in 2014 at Daxwood Studios. He was so gifted and I was so blessed to have him create the melodious sounds on the piano and Hammond organ, especially on “Beyond the Sky,” a song about loved ones who have gone to Heaven.

    I extend my love my love and deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
    Mr. Greeson, your spirit lives on. So grateful that I can hear you playing on my CD.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about our family friend Carl. Please know that that your family is in our prayers- Wilma Mazarick (Devanney) would like to reach out to June- please contact at the email address provided- thank you.

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