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GREENE, BOB M. "SKINNY" - age 81, of South Knoxville, stepped through the door to Jesus on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a member of South Knoxville Church of Christ. Bob retired from Bell South with forty two years of service and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. Bob was an avid baseball fan and loved the Atlanta Braves. He was well known in the community as "Coach" Greene. He assisted over 150 young men to obtain athletic scholarships to college with sixteen signing to professional baseball teams. Bob was the public announcer at local high schools for twenty-six years and received several awards for athletic service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert F. and Mable Greene; sisters, Margaret Houk, Wanda Stein, and Dot Cox. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, JoAn Gardner Greene; daughters, Sabra Simpson and husband, Jerry; Laura Greene, and Julia Greene; son, Bobby F. Greene and wife, Tracie; beloved grandchildren, Katie and Nathan Greene; special cousins, Roy and Betty Greene; numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Fort Sanders Hospice for their love and care. The family also wishes to thank Dr. Andrew Waller. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Knoxville Church of Christ, 4604 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. Family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m., Geoff Mabe officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. for the interment. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at


Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 27 to July 29, 2013
Bob M. Greene
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3704 Chapman Highway | Knoxville, TN 37920 | (865) 577-6666
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