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Originally published: 2012-11-13 11:59:02
Last modified: 2012-11-13 11:59:02

Richard Dee Greene

Mr. Richard Dee Greene, 88, of Blowing Rock passed away Sunday morning Nov. 11, 2012, at Blowing Rock Extended Care. Born June 14, 1924, in Blowing Rock, he was a son of the late John F. and Nora Price Greene.

Greene was a WWII Veteran and fought with Patton's 5th Army in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the European Combat Medal. Greene retried from the Blowing Rock Country Club and was a member of the Blowing Rock Fire Department for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years; Mary Ford Greene; two daughters, Rebecca Greene Davis and Barbara Greene Harman and husband, Dave, all of Blowing Rock; one sister, Martha Dolly Ann Forbes of Lumberton; four grandchildren, Meredith Harman Hall and husband, Marc, and daughter, Summer, of Charleston, S.C., Elizabeth Harman and daughter, Madison Harman, of Boone, Jonathan Ward and wife, Stephanie and sons, Stryker and Eero, of Boone; and Shannon Ward Myers and husband, Tim, and children Brayden and Elizabeth of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John F. and Nora Price Greene and nine brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life service for Dee Greene will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiated by the Rev. Rhonda Gales. Graveside services and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, N.C. 28657.

Online condolences may be shared with the Greene family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Greene family.

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