Berry Highland South


H.R. "Buddy" Greene Jr.

July 1, 1941January 31, 2021

H.R. "Buddy" Greene, Jr. of Seymour, TN, passed away on January 31, 2021 in Archdale, NC at the age of 79. Buddy was a longtime member of Seymour United Methodist Church and gave of his time and talents to the Lord, his family, church and community for most of his life. He served at C.R.O.S.S. Ministries, Seymour Friends of the Library; and was a member of the Lion's Club, Masons, and Shriner's. Buddy was also a US Army Veteran. He exemplified a life of service and integrity, and did all with a humble spirit. He will always be remembered for his generosity, work ethic and caring attitude.

Buddy was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn Gann Greene and parents, H.R. Greene, Sr. and Willie Ellen Greene. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his son, Scott Greene and wife Barb of Archdale, NC; daughter, Paula Hendren and husband Reavis, of Archdale, NC; granddaughters, Beth Greene of Durham, NC and Anna Greene of Gulfport, MS; and many other extended family and special friends.

A Visitation will be held at Berry HIghland South Funeral Home, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920, on Saturday, February 6th from 3:00pm-8:00pm, with social distancing measures in place. Family and friends will gather at Berry Highland South Cemetery on Sunday, February 8th at 3:00pm for his Graveside Service, Pastor Paul Seay officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Buddy's memory to CROSS Ministries, PO Box 186, Seymour, TN 37865 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262, or any charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • Graveside Service & Military Honors

    Sunday, February 7, 2021


H.R. "Buddy" Greene Jr.

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Angel Cureton Fowler

February 6, 2021

So sorry for your loss. When Buddy and Carolyn lived in Newport I spent alot of time in their home. He was always a kind hearted person. He will be missed. Love and prayers for the family during this time.

Vanna Ivey Holbert

February 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. His mom and dad were great friends with my parents, Charles and Lovana Ivey. Also Mama and your grandmother Lucy were wonderful friends. Prayers for your family.

Jean Brown

February 5, 2021

Buddy was such an inspiration. His devotion to his church and C.R.O.S. S. were seen and admired by everyone. To say he will be missed is such an understatement. I pray his family will be comforted by the legacy he left behind.

Kylene Hansard

February 5, 2021

Had the opportunity to know Buddy at work. He was such a nice person. My sympathy for his family.

Darryl Houser

February 5, 2021

I met Buddy at church learning that Paula and Scott are his children. Paula and Scott came through SHS and were very good students.
I grew to know and got to interact with Buddy at CROSS. He is a very good man and leader. He has done a lot for the Seymour community. The world could use a lot of Buddy Greenes.

Paul Hartigan

February 5, 2021

Please accept my heart felt condolences on Buddy's passing. His faith, dedication, compassion and humility are such an inspiration. We can all take comfort in our Lord's promise that He has prepared a place for us in heaven where Buddy will be welcomed with open arms. May God comfort his family and friends at this difficult time.

Nancy Barbee

February 5, 2021

So sorry to hear about Buddy, I Worked with him at Bellsouth/att, I remember when he came by dispatch & brought Christmas goodies, also during the Fantasy of Trees, I remember he was one of the pioneer clowns, he talked me into riding the merry go round. He was a joy to work around. Sending prayers of comfort to family & friends ...

Kimberly Labine

February 4, 2021

Uncle Buddy was always very giving and caring. We spent my 16th birthday with him and family and he took us out for a movie and dinner. We went to Dollywood multiple times and I always had fun with him watching the shows and getting to ride the rides. He will be truly missed.

Christy Keeler

February 4, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of buddy, he and Carolyn were my Sunday school teachers at Seymour United Methodist church when it was just built, wonderful memories, prayers to the family.

Christy Claxton Keeler

Carol Crockett

February 4, 2021

I will always cherish the memory of working side by side with Buddy weekly at Cross. He was always so thoughtful and kind. Will forever be remembered and greatly missed. A blessing to have known him. I have his family in my prayers and want them to know he always looked forward to seeing them for visits. God be with you in this time of loss.