Joe E. Greene
1920 - 2020
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Dr. Joseph Elmo Greene passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, in his 100th year of life on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Dr. Greene was born February 12, 1920 in Aiken, S.C to James Elmore Greene, born in 1852, and Minnie Peele Greene, born in 1881. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1949, and in 1960 moved to Marshville, N.C., where he raised his family and served the community as a physician. Dr. Greene practiced General Medicine for fifty years, from July 5, 1950 to July 26, 2000, retiring at age 80. Following retirement, he continued to maintain an active medical license until his passing.

Dr. Greene led a simple life revolving around his faith, family and practice of medicine. He was a faithful Christian, loving husband, devoted father, and dedicated to helping generations of patients during his career. Dr. Greene loved reading the Bible and attending church, and he served as a Christian example for his children. With his inquisitive mind and engaging personality, he had a variety of interests, including working on his farm, reading, quoting Shakespeare, and sharing his humor with everyone he met.

Dr. Greene is pre-deceased by his wife of 68 years, Mrs. Mara Lee Rogers Greene, a registered nurse, who passed away on October 27, 2014. He is survived by his five children and 20 grandchildren: Dr. Suzanne Marshall and her husband Jay, of Solvang, CA. and their three children; Mr. Roger Greene and his wife Martha, of Honea Path, S.C. and their eleven children; Dr. Phillip Greene and his wife Amy, of Charlotte, N.C.; Mr. Steve Greene of Marshville, N.C.; and Dr. Scott Greene and his wife Lydia, of Bloomsburg, Pa., and their six children. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Dr. Greene is survived by 39 great grandchildren.

On Wednesday, January 22, visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan & Son Funeral Home, 218 E. Main St., Marshville, N.C., followed by a coffee & tea reception at The Camelia Room, located a few doors down the street at 126 E. Main Street, and 1:30 p.m. interment.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 19, 2020.
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January 24, 2020
Kenny and myself are very sorry to hear of your dad passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Glenda Lisk
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January 22, 2020
Loss of Dr Joe Greene and his late wife, Mrs Mara Greene, is difficult for all who knew them and even more so for the Greene family. Dr & Mrs Greene represent the most admirable, Christian, loving lives which define and are the hallmark of how they lived. The pinnacle of their myriad successes was highlighted by being God's unwavering servants to family, friends and community. Their exemplary lives engendered indescribable goodness. Joy of their lives is truly eternal through God's grace. Their loss will stir the joyful memories of their goodness for the rest of our lives. Our best wishes for bright days ahead for the Greene family and all of us, always. Freida & Ron Carpenter, Mt Pleasant, SC
Freida & Ron Carpenter
Friend
January 22, 2020
Uncle Joe, I agree with all of the above and more ... You are truly a unique creation of God & I will always remember your humor, warmth and kindness towards others. Uncle Joe Inspired both my brother and me to become physicians, and I specifically went into Family Practice in emulation of his example. I will never forget his wonderful character. His 100 years on this earth is truly a gift from heaven.
James & Donna Hamilton
January 22, 2020
My father, B.B. Tarleton, was a self-taught country vet. Dad enjoyed knowing Dr.Greene and they had good times sharing animal care and love of life and nature. Dr. Greene was an inspiration to my dad and to many Marshville area residents. May your family memories and the legacy of your Christian Father and Grandfather give you joy, comfort and peace.
Shirley T. Napier
Acquaintance
January 22, 2020
I am on my way to bid farewell to a very well deserving physician and friend. Dr. Joe was that to many, many people. He never tired of learning and doing for the community. To you, the family, I know you will have many good memories of your parents. Love to all of you!!!!
Delane Bennett
Friend
January 22, 2020
Uncle Joe... Say his name in our home and the stories begin. Love from the Justice household. Prayers for comfort and then celebration of his beautiful life.
Jay and Linda Justice
January 21, 2020
Toby and Kimberly
January 21, 2020
I knew Dr. Green and his lovely wife for decades. He was a wonderful man and doctor. I'm so sorry he is gone and I know he will be missed. God blessed him with many years few people reach.
Sybil Griffin Shearin
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January 21, 2020
Mark & Janet
January 20, 2020
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January 20, 2020
Dee Hubbard
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January 20, 2020
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Peggy jones
January 20, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Dr Greene was a wonderful friend and a wonderful neighbor for many years. He was always there when we needed him. Rest now my precious friend your journey on this earth has now been completed , and you have gained your heavenly home.
Peggy Jones
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January 20, 2020
Dr. Greene was a very caring person. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He was blest to live to 100!
PEGGY STAFFORD
January 20, 2020
Donna Maroney
Friend
January 20, 2020
My mom thought the world of him and his wife. And lived working for them at their home. Her name was Frances but he called her Fran.
Donna Maroney
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January 20, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Dr. Greene's passing. Hold your memories close and he'll be with you always.
Amy Schuster
January 20, 2020
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January 20, 2020
Gloria W. Coppedge
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January 20, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sara Roscoe
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January 20, 2020
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Mark Hester
January 20, 2020
It has been my honor and joy to know Dr. and Mrs. Greene for fifty years, one of those as their student supply pastor at Marsh-Winn Baptist Church. They and their family have been a blessing to me. I rejoice that they are now together in the kingdom of our Lord. May God bless and comfort their loved ones.
Ray Bobo
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January 19, 2020
We will miss you Uncle Joe. Ramond, Carol Sue and Family. Becky and family.
Carol Snell
January 19, 2020
Dear family we were so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Uncle Joe. Loved his phone calls. He never failed to call me every year in my birthday. He was a sweetheart. Was hoping he would reach 100yrs. We talked about it. He always said he couldn't believe he had lived this long. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and may the Lord Bless and Comfort you. We love you all. Raymond,Carol Sue and Family. Becky and family.
Carol Snell
January 19, 2020
Phillip and family very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was true blessing to many people. Prayers for all of you in this difficult time.
Chris Tucker
January 19, 2020
We will greatly miss Dr. Greene at church. He was a devoted Christian man. We loved him dearly.
James and Angela Smith
Friend
January 19, 2020
Alvin, Sandra and Rhonda Earnhardt
Friend
January 18, 2020
My prayers go out to the Greene family. May God continue to Bless and Comfort you. Doctor Greene was a household name in Marshville. May he rest in Heaven.
ALAN MILLER
Friend
January 18, 2020
A very kind soul, I had the pleasure of working with him at MMC
Angela Hough Walket
Coworker
January 18, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Greene family.
Sally Collins Tathwell
Friend
January 18, 2020
Wonderful doctor. Wonderful man. R. I. P
Janet and. David Shearin
Friend
January 18, 2020
Dr. Greene was a true man of god.
Jo Holbrook
Friend
January 18, 2020
Dr Greene was my Doctor for a lot of years.He delivered my children.I though highly of him.Prayers
Elizabeth Horne
Friend
January 18, 2020
I had the pleasure of taking care of Dr.Joe for 3 years and he was a blessing to me. He will definitely be missed by many.Prayers to the family
Kelli Funderburk
January 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was my grandparents Ed and Lizzie Hornback doctor for many years and they thought alot of him.
Joel and Karen Hornback
January 18, 2020
So very sorry about the passing of Dr. Greene. He was always such a kind Christian Man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Darlene Evans
Acquaintance
January 18, 2020
Boyce Jordan
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