William Emerson Greiner, 58, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2013, after a lengthy battle with ALS.Bill was born and raised in NY State. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1976 then joined the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and achieved the rank of Captain before moving on to a career at Stone & Webster and later Bechtel Corporation.Bill was a strong man in faith and family. He served in several roles at his church and was well known for having a generous, lighthearted spirit. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with his family. He had a true appreciation and love for a variety of music.He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Greiner.He is survived by his wife, Debra Greiner; daughter, Nancy (Jason) Greiner Savage; grandson, Bryson Greiner; daughter, Susan (Wes) Greiner Muncy; father, Richard Greiner; brothers, John Greiner, Robert (Kathy) Greiner; and several nieces.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Chris Hansen officiating.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hixson, or the ALS Association of Tennessee.Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share words of condolences to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The church.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.