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James Harold Greene
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Obituary for James Harold Greene

James Harold Greene, 90, of Knoxville passed away peacefully January 18, 2018 at his home.

Harold was born in Waynesboro, Georgia on March 12, 1927 to James Walter Greene and Annie Mae Holcomb Greene. He was a devoted member of Norwood United Methodist Church since 1954. Harold was a member of the first graduating class of Oak Ridge High School. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U S Army. After his military service, Harold graduated from Lincoln Memorial University class of 1950. He was employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 44 years. Harold was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Bright Hope Lodge #557 F&AM and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a long time member of the Norwood Kiwanis Club. He loved family gatherings, camping, world travel, gardening and being of service to others.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nannie Dossett Greene; children, James H. Greene Jr (Katie), Thomas D. Greene (Kathy), Susan Trotter (John), Nancy Hopson (Michael); grandchildren, Jimmy Greene, Pamela Greene, Allen Greene (Heather), Chris Greene (Amanda), Amy Greene, Andrew Trotter (Lanna), David Trotter (Katie), T J Trotter, Samuel Hopson and Annie Hopson; great grandchildren, Asher Greene, Hadley Greene, Cole Greene, Luke Trotter and Caleb Trotter. The family extends special thanks to the wonderful care-givers from Quality Private Duty Health Care and Caris Health Care.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday at Norwood United Methodist Church with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joe R. Phillips and Rev. Leonard Turner officiating.

Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the U S Army and the East Tennessee Veteran’s Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norwood United Methodist Church, 2110 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912.

Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Greene family.

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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Norwood United Methodist Church

2110 Merchants Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912





4:00 PM
Norwood United Methodist Church

2110 Merchants Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912





2:00 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery

Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919


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