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Paul I. Greene, 83, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County in Cookeville, TN.
He was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Memphis, TN, son of the late A. Ewing Greene and Ora Virgil (Whitten) Greene.
Paul made his career at Roadway Express from 1963 to 1992, when he retired as senior vice president of marketing and sales. Earlier in his career, he proudly served his country in the United States Army, active and reserve service. During his college days, he was president of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity and played trombone for the University of Tennessee (UT) marching band. In 1985, UT honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus, Department of Marketing/Transportation.
After retirement, Paul worked as a Stephen Minister at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church and was also a member of the inaugural Board of Directors- Habitat for Humanity of Cumberland County. Paul was a huge Vols fan and an avid golfer and runner.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Greene, Fairfield Glade, TN; children, Mike (Mary) Greene, Connie (Michael) Greene Oberndorf and Richard (Sandy) Greene; grandchildren, Jason Greene, Janelle Greene, Julie Greene, Michelle Oberndorf, David Oberndorf, Christy Oberndorf, Clay Greene and Maggie Greene; and sisters, Betty Greene Byrne and Nancy Greene. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Ewing Greene and Bill Greene.
Memorial services will be held at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jay Archer and Rev. Moses Han officiating. Interment in Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, 231 Westchester Dr., Crossville, TN 38558 or to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555 or at www.cumberlandhospice.com.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 19, 2017
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