Boyd Clinton Greene

November 17, 1940May 8, 2018

Boyd C. Greene, 77, of Simpsonville, SC passed away May 8, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. His family and friends were at his side when he departed this life to go home to be with the Lord.

He was the husband of Patricia Greene and son of the late Clinton and Ollie Greene of Bryson City, NC.

Boyd was a Veteran and served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his discharge from the military, he completed his education at Memphis State University and began his career as a CPA. He was a founding partner of Greene Finney, LLP. Most recently, he held the position of Elder Emeritus at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church where he had been a member since 1988.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Boyd is survived by his daughter Heidi Knach (Stephen) and grandson Charlie Knach of Edgewater, MD, and his two sisters Lois King (Henry) and Ernestine Dice of Bryson City, NC.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville.

A private graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville.

Memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS).


  • Clinton Greene, Father
  • Ollie Cook Greene, Mother
  • Patricia Nelson Greene, Wife
  • Heidi Knach, Daughter
  • Stephen Knach, Son-in-law
  • Charlie Knach, Grandson
  • Lois King, Sister
  • Henry King, Brother-in-law
  • Ernestine Dice, Sister

  • The Staff of Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

  • Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS)


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

Boyd Clinton Greene

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Richard Few

May 11, 2018

At Cooper Motor Lines, Boyd was not only a top official, he was a confidante and a good friend. He was a strong asset as we went through many challenges, but have many pleasant memories of our association together.

I am deeply saddened by your loss, and you have my deepest sympathy.

Dick Few

Roy and Mary Carol Abercrombie

May 11, 2018

Patricia ,
Roy and I are so sorry to hear about Boyd ! We have such good memories of being on McKinney Rd right next to you . I can see it all as if it were yesterday ... hear his laugh and see his smile . I remember him talking about Heidi .. so very proud of her ! Our love and prayers are with you and we pray God’s peace and presence be with you . Sending love and hugs !
Roy and Mary Carol

Steve Myers

May 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Boyd's passing. He was a good friend and more so a kind, compassionate person to everyone. I enjoyed our many lunches together at Gus' Streetside Café. He would always call me near 11:30 to go to lunch not only to eat but to have great conversation. I will miss this so much and this kind, gentle man, too. He always helped so many with great advice as he was so knowledgeable regarding financial situations. He also helped so many government agencies with their financial affairs. Patricia, we share in your loss of Boyd. We will all miss him so much. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.