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Billy Greene, 82, of Corbin, was called into the presence of the Lord Dec. 26, 2016 at Baptist Health Corbin.
He was born in Calvin, KY to the late Ewing "Doc" and Bessie Durham Greene. On Dec. 21, 1958, he married the love of his life, Mary Kathern Tye Greene and they shared 58 years together.
Billy served as a paratrooper in the US Army, and retired as an electrician after 30 years with CSX Railroad. He was a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a 50-year Mason with the Bell Lodge No. 961 F&AM of Bell County.
Billy and Mary were blessed with two children: Julia Beth Greene Arnold and husband Raymond of Corbin, and Billy D. Greene of Tampa, FL; two grandsons: Eric Arnold, of Corbin, and Evan Arnold and wife Megan, of Harlan; five nieces: Jeannie Warren (David) and Joy Saylor (Robert) of Calvin, Mary Lee Holder and Nancy Holder of Harlan, and Margaret Lee Kaufman of Ohio; three nephews: Butch Greene of Ohio, Scott Coign of Middlesboro, and Kenny Engle of Tennessee; two brothers-in-law: Jack Coign of Calvin and Jimmy Tye of Jasper, AL; and a host of friends who will miss him.
Billy was preceded in death by a brother, Howard E. Greene of Lima, OH and four sisters: Joyce Coign, Faye Thompson, and Mary M. Coign, all of Calvin and Virginia Ann Greene of Phoenix, AZ.
His visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at noon with Pastors Allen Bonnell and Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.
Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens at Middlesboro. Pallbearers will be Eric Arnold, Evan Arnold, Butch Greene, Scott Coign, Glenn Croley, Robert Saylor, Joel Peyton, and Roger May. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Steven Morton, Dr. Bobby Turner, Dr. Daniel Whitley, Amos Miller, Steve Hart, and Butch Smith.
Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home is serving the Greene family. Messages may be sent to them at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2016
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