WATAUGA — Mr. Emmett Walter Greene, age 86, of Watauga, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
He was the son of the late James Roby and Nola Cook Greene and was born in Elk Park, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Walter Greene; his first wife, Marion Johnson Greene; his second wife, Kathryn Houston Greene; three brothers, Dayton Greene, Floyd Greene and George Greene; and one sister, Nancy Greene Burton.
Mr. Greene was a retired postal worker and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Roan Mountain, where he served as a deacon. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Allan, of the home; one step-daughter, Mardelle Gregg and her husband, Peter, of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Rebecca Corrigan, of Newland, NC, Sarah Bonsall and her husband, John, of Orlando, FL, Susan Ayers and her husband, John, of Woodbridge, VA; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Hazel Chambers, of Roan Mountain, Lucy Guinn, of Elizabethton, Ruth Webb, of Piney Flats, Norma Jean Arnett, of Roan Mountain, Mary Lou McKinney, of North Carolina; five brothers, James Greene Jr. of Indiana, Jake “Dallas” Greene, of Roan Mountain, Dickie Greene, of Roan Mountain, Steward Greene, of Bloomingdale, MI, and Harold Greene, of North Carolina. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Greene will be conducted on Saturday, March 24th, at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Music will be under the direction of No Name But His.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00-7:00 PM Saturday prior to the service and at the residence at other times.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 25th, at the Hampton Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Pete Gregg, Cameron Ayers, Mike Mills, Paul Smith, Jim Perkins, Tommy Shell and Johnny Palmer. Billy Corrigan will serve as honorary pallbearer. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday for the graveside service.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital for their gracious loving-kindness.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280 Washington, D.C. 20077-7491.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.