Klon Leslie Greene
Klon Leslie Greene, 85, of Glenwood Drive in the Glenwood Community, passed away Sunday morning, July 8, 2012 at Four Oaks Health Care in Jonesborough.
He retired from U.S. Postal Service and was a farmer.
He was a member of Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Greene was a member of the Greeneville Optimist Club, was an active Little League Football Coach for several years, and was a veteran of World War II.
He played professional baseball, signing in 1943 with the Washington Senators. He entered military service and after returning, he signed with the New York Giants and played with their organization through the 1952 season. He played in Statesville, North Carolina; Enid, Oklahoma; Knoxville, Tennessee; and other stops in the Giants organization. Following retirement, he coached Little League Football and Little League Baseball for the Greeneville Optimist Club.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law: Daniel and Tamera Greene; sister: Shirley Stephenson of Greeneville; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Brumley and Jane Greene and Richard and Colleen Greene of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends and caregivers: Connie Aiken and Dale Fann.
He was the son of the late Oscar Thomas and Carrie Tilson Greene and was preceded in death by his wife: Frances Roberts Greene; sister: Evelyn Campbell; and two half brothers; Burl and Howard Greene.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the funeral service at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Dr. Brian Wyatt will officiate.
Interment will follow at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Timber Ridge Cemetery. It is requested that family and friends meet at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the committal service.
His pallbearers will be C.J. Williams, Dale Fann, Dusty Click, Corey Click, Kipp Stephenson, Randy Campbell, Richie Greene, and Eddie Hartman,
Dr. James R. McKinney, employees of Greeneville Postal Service, and members of Timber Ridge Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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