More detail on this person: Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly
Columbus, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was born October 27, 1944 in
Savannah to the late Reverend Joseph Thomas Greene, Sr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lee Greene (Patrick). Tom
is a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. Tom graduated in 1962 from Groves
High School. After graduating from Furman University as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he was
commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1966 and became a Huey gunship helicopter pilot. Serving in
Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1967-68, then Captain Greene was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, 2 Bronze Star medals and 37 Air Medals with the V-Device for Valor. Following military
service, Mr. Greene continued public service for over 30 years as an Engineering Psychologist with
the Department of Defense.
Survivors include his son, U.S. Army LTC Thomas David Greene; daughter, Mrs. Kelly Erin Leighton (Greene) and her husband Sean James Leighton; 11-month old grandson, Connor David Leighton.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Johnson and Rev. Daryl Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Interment will occur in Arlington National Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Soldiers' Angels Organization. Fund at www.soldiersangels.org. Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Dec. 25, 2014
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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