Mr. Benny Ross Greene, 73, of Community Road, Purlear, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Benny was born August 2, 1943 in Watauga County the son of the late Norman Issac Greene and Lola Golds Greene.
Benny was a retired diesel mechanic from Critcher Brothers Produce in Deep Gap. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Benny spent his life loving and caring for his family and many friends, along with the love of caring for his bees and deer hunting with his sons and grandson.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: a grandson, Daron Scott Hayes; four sisters and three brothers.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife of 52 years, Alice “Peggy’ Greene of the home; a daughter, Beth Greene and David Holman of Purlear; three sons, Michael Greene, Mark Greene and wife, Sheena, Keith Greene and wife, Angie, all of Purlear; six grandchildren, Ashley Davis and husband, Joel, of Jonesville, Joshua Greene of Boone, Amber Greene and A. J. Perkins of Augusta, GA, Kimmie Greene of Purlear, Cody Luther of Ashe Co., Chase Taylor of Rural Hall; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Zoe and Caleb Davis of Jonesville; four step-grandchildren, Shawn Holeman of Winston-Salem, Timmy Johnson and wife, Audrey of Boomer, Tiffani Johnson of North Wilkesboro and Tamara Johnson of Purlear; three step-great-grandchildren, Riley Morrison, Lucca Hailey and Mia Johnson; two sisters, Afta Mead and husband, Bill, of Wilkesboro, Joyce Robbins and husband, Harrold, of Lenoir; two brothers, Dean Greene and wife, Wilma, of Deep Gap, Granville Greene and wife, Sharon, of Fleetwood; best friend, Travis Greene and wife, Judy, of Millers Creek along with many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Deep Gap. Revs. Mike Barfoot and Roy Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until Noon at Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes in Moravian Falls along with a visitation from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church in Deep Gap on Wednesday, January 4, 2016.
Flowers will be accepted or donations made to: Pruitt Hospice of North Wilkesboro or Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes and cremation services is serving the Greene Family.