Earl Kenneth Greene

July 8, 1939July 3, 2013
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Kenneth Greene of Williamsburg went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 3 at the age of 73 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lightfoot, VA on July 8, 1939 to the late Lloyd and Hazel Greene. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty; two daughters, Deborah Greene and Donna Amory (John, who was the best son-in-law a man could want); and son, Steven Greene, all of Lightfoot. Three special grandchildren, John Amory (Mikki) of Richmond; Sarah Beth Amory and Anya Amory of Lightfoot. A sister, Grace Gardner (John Hill) of Norge; and a brother, Tommy Greene (Carolyn) of Williamsburg.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Lloyd Bruce Greene; sister-in-law Gracie Greene; and special family friend Shirley Nowell. Kenny graduated from James Blair High School in 1957. At the age of 18 he went to work for the College of William & Mary as an accountant and went on to become the college's treasurer. While at the college he worked at the Colonial Stores for 25 years. He retired on a Friday from the College of William & Mary after 33 years of service and on the very next Monday reported to work as an accountant for the Williamsburg Pottery and worked there for 15 years.

In his spare time he loved traveling, going to auctions, playing the slots and loved to take his dog, Cindy, for a ride every day.

A special thank you to the Peninsula Cancer Institute for their support and care. The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or to the building fund at James River Baptist Church, 4931 Centerville Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Family and friends are asked to join in a celebration of Kenny's life at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 8. Prayer will begin at 7 p.m. A private burial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at or


  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 8, 2013
  • Prayer Service Monday, July 8, 2013

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David Meccariello

July 30, 2013

Dear Betty and Family. I will always recall many fond memories with Kenny and the whole family. From my first Christmas away from home in the mid 60's, in the brick Toano home or just going across the street to gather with Emily and family during the Holidays; camping on the river; going bowling with the ESH League; making home made icecream and eating watermelons at Wythe Ave with Bob and Dot; or the time Kenny and I pulled a car from Toano to Jimmie's home in Wmsbg at dark; or just traveling with Kenny on old News Rd to pick up the kids at the church; and getting together for various events at the old Charles City home; and the many, many Holdays that took place at the Centerville Rd main home. They are great times to remember, mainly because Kenny kept things rolling and on track. If anything was not just right or missing, off Kenny went in the car to go get it and return so that all would go well for the family. Kenny was and is a wounderful person. And, so, I can say from the early times, to the very end, yes, Kenny was and will always be my Brother-In-Law. With all my love, David

Omer Faruk CAPAR

July 11, 2013

Hard to describe how I feel after hearing such a sad news. May God bless him in Heaven. Uncle Kenny was a good guy. Since I met him He had been my uncle too. He treated me as one of his family member. Whenever I had a chance to go to Williamsburg, I was so okay to drop in his house because I knew I would be quite welcome there. I will be missing you my uncle Kenny.

Virginia & David Jones

July 10, 2013

Betty and family,

We are so very sorry to hear of Kenny's death. We wish we could have been there with you. Kenny was one of a kind, a really wonderful human being and so very giving to everyone. We are thinking of you all and pray for you all to just remember the wonderful memories he left with you. He will still be a guide for you forever.

Virginia and David Jones
Independence, MIssouri

Carol Tooley-Hall

July 9, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with Betty, & the family during this difficult time.
Your loss is heaven's gain. May God Bless you!

Betsy Croswell

July 9, 2013

Betty and family - I am so sorry for the loss of Kenny. He was a loss to W&M, the Pottery but most important to his family. Betty, you are in my thoughts and prayers and keep remembering the good times you had with Kenny. May God bless all of you.

July 9, 2013

aunt betty i am so glad that i have all the happy memories from when we were growing up "I'm in schlitz heaven" to "debbie you and evelyn be quiet stop that giggling, we are trying to sleep" Uncle Kenny was one of a kind truely a wonderful man i am sure going to miss him. I love yall evelyn

Jackie Capar

July 8, 2013

My Uncle Kenny was the man that I looked up to for what a husband should act like. I always looked upon my aunt and uncle's marriage as the ideal, and I knew that I had to find a man like him. I never heard an unkind word from him and he was always willing to do what was asked of him. I am so thankful that he let me live with them when I was in college. It kept me on track and helped me to graduate on time. I do not know how I would have finished without his support. I will always think of him fondly, and I am so glad that he was not only a part of my life but also such a positive male role model. May him memory live long in the stories that we tell.

Nickie Babcock

July 8, 2013

When I remember my Uncle Kenny, I will remember him as being a helper. He was always helping to get things done, usually around the house, and often serving as a helping hand to Aunt Betty in the kitchen. He was the one who was counted on to run out and get things at the drop of a hat, and he never complained once that I can remember. I will cherish my memories of him.

Courtney (and family) Holt

July 8, 2013

Aunt Betty and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Kenny is great man with a big heart. I will always cherish the time I got to spend with him when I worked at Country Treasures, all the wonderful stories and laughter between the two of you always made it a fun atmosphere. He will be truly missed. Thank you for the wonderful memories Uncle Kenny.

Susan Brown

July 8, 2013

Betty, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Kenny. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Susan Brown