OBITUARY

Bob Skinny M. Greene

July 7, 1932July 25, 2013

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 PM until 7:00 PM in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM, Geoff Mabe officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:00 AM for the interment. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2013
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Edith Williams

August 20, 2014

Until I read these entries, I thought I had already sent a message. I was so sorry to read of Bob's death. Your family has always been special to us.

Barbara Ensley

July 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Always enjoyed talking to him when we went to South Knoxville Church of Christ. He will be missed. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rick and Barbara Ensley

Mike Campbell

July 31, 2013

I didn't receive the news until Tuesday night and am sad to know of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob for years from Knoxville Main Toll and was always thankful for his work and how he took care of "his" West Hills office. He was an integral part of the core group that accomplished an unbelievable amout of work in those years in the Knoxville offices. Prayers for comforting for your family - remember how wonderful it is where he's gone to.

Mike Harmon

July 30, 2013

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our prayers are with you.

David Henry

July 30, 2013

Bobby, you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I thought the world of Coach Greene. He made baseball fun to play. He was one of the best coaches I ever played for and the only State Championship team I ever played on was his. I will always have fond memories of my time spent with your dad.

David Henry

July 29, 2013

Boyd Clark - Bell South retiree

July 29, 2013

Bobby, so sorry to read about your dad's passing. I always thought alot of him. I want you to know I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Perry Smith

Cathy Stanfill Rauhuff

July 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family during this sad time in your lives, and in the days ahead. May God comfort you.

Tina Gregg

July 29, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing,I thouht the world of Bob, he reminded me so much of my father, who is also in heaven. I will always miss him calling me at the credit union just to say hi... rest in peace Bob. Love, Tina

Kathy Williams (Knox-Tenn)

July 29, 2013

Bob, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. One can only know what your going through if they've been there themselves. We lost my dad only 8 months ago. At least we know their no longer suffering. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.